Dataset on mental health, suicidal behaviors, literacy and stigma in Bangladeshi dental students

Published: 08-01-2021| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/ycv96d9pf3.3
Md. Omar Faruk,
Tazkia Zaman Shova,
Ismail Hosen,
Firoj al Mamun,
M. Rasheduzzaman,
Mohammed Mamun


This paper presents data on mental health, suicidal behaviors, and suicide literacy and suicide stigma. A cross-sectional, face to face interview project was carried out between August and October 2019 within a total 5- Bangladeshi undergraduate dental institutes. Using a convenient sampling technique, a total of 487 students participated in the survey and 468 were kept for final analysis. The questionnaire included questions on (i) socio-demographics, (ii) family and personal psychiatric history, (iii) depression, (iv) anxiety, (v) suicidal behaviors, (vi) suicide literacy, and (vii) suicide stigma. Data was analyzed by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 22 and represented as frequencies, percentages herein. Further study from this data may help providing necessary information to develop effective healthcare policy and reduce adverse psychological effects and unexpected suicidal behaviors among dental students.