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dc.contributor.authorShah, Ajiten_US
dc.contributor.authorBhat, Ravien_US
dc.contributor.authorZarate-Escudero, Sofiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorErlangsen, Annetteen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T01:01:02Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T01:01:02Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13607863.2015.1055552en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/141171
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is paucity of studies examining suicide rates in narrow five-year age-bands after the age of 60 years. This study examined suicide rates in eight five-year age-bands between the age of 60 and 99 years because this will allow more precise comparison between the young old (60–79 years) and the oldest old (80+ years) age groups. Methods: Data on the number of suicides (International Classification of Diseases – ICD-10 codes, X60-84) in each of the eight five-year age-bands between the age-bands 60–64 years and 95–99 years in both gender for as many years as possible from 2000 were ascertained from three sources: colleagues with access to national data, national statisics office websites and email contact with the national statistics offices. The population size for the corresponding years and age-bands was estimated for each country using data provided by the United Nations website. Results: In men, suicide rates continued to increase for each of the seven five-year age-bands from 60–64 years to 90–94 years age-band, and then declined slightly for the 95–99 year age-band. In women, suicide rates continued to increase for each of the six five-year age-bands from 60–64 years to 85–89 years age-bands, and then declined slightly for the 90–94 years and 95–99 years age-bands. Conclusions: The overall global suicide rates for each of the eight five-year age-bands are sufficiently large for them to constitute a public health concern. This is especially important given the ongoing rise in the elderly population size and the paucity of data on risk and protective factors for suicide in the five-year age-bands after the age of 60 years.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageenglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAging and Mental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199en_US
dc.titleSuicide rates in five-year age-bands after the age of 60 years: the international landscapeen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego


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