Korea Suicide Rate 2.6 Times Higher Than OECD AverageUpdated: 2012-09-10 PM 12:00:00 (KST)
Recent data shows that the suicide rate in Korea is more than TWICE the OECD average.
According to OECD data released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Sunday, a day ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day, there were 34 deaths by suicide for every 100-thousand people in Korea in 2010, up 5 deaths from a year earlier.
Coming in 2.6 times higher than the OECD average Korea tops the list of 34 OECD countries by a distance.
Hungary ranked second with 23 deaths, followed by Japan and Slovenia.
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