Does the death rate of Hong Kong Chinese change during the lunar ghost month?
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AbstractBackground Most cultures believe in ghosts and for the Chinese, the seventh lunar month-the ghost month-causes particular concern. 'The gates of hell' are open for the first 14 days of the month which allows the restless ghosts of people who were hungry when they died to haunt the living. In this study, it was hypothesised that if the notion that ghosts are out to harm the living could affect the Chinese, this may be reflected in death statistics.
All Author(s) ListPanesar NS, Graham CA
Journal nameEmergency Medicine Journal
Year2012
Month4
Day1
Volume Number29
Issue Number4
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Pages319 - 321
ISSN1472-0205
eISSN1472-0213
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEmergency Medicine; EMERGENCY MEDICINE

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