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Correction To: Gambling-Related Suicide in East African Community Countries: Evidence From Press Media Reports

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dc.contributor.author Munaru, Gideon
dc.contributor.author Kaggwa, Mark Mohan
dc.contributor.author Mamun, Mohammed A.
dc.contributor.author Najjuka, Sarah Maria
dc.contributor.author Muwanguzi, Moses
dc.contributor.author Kule, Moses
dc.contributor.author Nkola, Rahel
dc.contributor.author Favina, Alain
dc.contributor.author Kihumuro, Raymond Bernard
dc.contributor.author Arinaitwe, Innocent
dc.contributor.author Rukundo, Godfrey Zari
dc.contributor.author Grifths, Mark D.
dc.date.accessioned 2023-06-07T05:06:59Z
dc.date.available 2023-06-07T05:06:59Z
dc.date.issued 22-02-08
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd:8080/handle/123456789/10661
dc.description.abstract Background: Gambling activities and associated mental health problems have become a topic of increased concern globally. Many individuals with a severe gambling disorder have gambling-related suicidality. However, no study has explored gambling-related suicide in East African Community (EAC) countries. The present study investigated the press media reporting of gambling-related suicide cases from EAC countries. Methods: As there is no established suicide database in that region, media reports were utilized to collect gamblingrelated suicide data. Gambling-related suicide case reports were searched for in EAC countries’ press media websites using Google. After removing duplicates, a total of 18 suicides were found. Results: The victims were all males aged 16 to 40 years. The most prevalent reason for the death was university students who had used their university tuition fees for gambling and losing the money (n =4/17). All the suicide deaths were in Kenya (10/18), Uganda (7/18), and Tanzania (1/18). Betting on soccer was the most common type of gambling reported (n =11/15), and hanging was the most used mode of suicide (n =10/16). Conclusions: Based on the press media reports, 18 males were identifed as having carried out gambling-related suicides. The countries with the most widespread opportunities to gamble had more gambling-related suicides, although the number of suicides was very small. Keywords: Gambling, Betting, Uganda, Kenya, East Africa, Suicide, Media reporting suicide, Gambling-related suicide, East African community, Gambling laws en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Scopus en_US
dc.subject Gambling en_US
dc.subject Mental health en_US
dc.subject Suicide en_US
dc.title Correction To: Gambling-Related Suicide in East African Community Countries: Evidence From Press Media Reports en_US
dc.title.alternative Evidence From Press Media Reports en_US
dc.title.alternative Gambling-Related Suicide in East African Community Countries en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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