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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.contributor.authorVichi, Monica
dc.contributor.authorKolves, Kairi
dc.contributor.authorPompili, Maurizio
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-15T23:34:38Z
dc.date.available2019-12-15T23:34:38Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1594-0667
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40520-019-01431-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389618
dc.description.abstractAim: Suicide trends in older adults were examined in Italy from 1980 to 2015. Age groups considered were 65-74 years, 75-84 and 85 + years. Methods: Data on suicide deaths were obtained from the Italian Mortality Database (IMDB) collected by the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) and processed by the Statistics Unit of the Italian National Institute of Health (Istituto Superiore di Sanità). Joinpoint regression analyses were carried out for age subgroups by sex. In addition, data related to four main macro-areas of Italy were considered: North-West, North-East, Centre, and South with Islands (Sicily and Sardinia). Results: Starting by 1985, declines were noted in all age groups with more noticeable decreases in older adults aged 75-84 and 85 + years. Female subjects demonstrated more ample falls in rates than male individuals. Declines were detected in all macro-areas of Italy. Conclusion: Improved health assistance and quality of life of older individuals have probably contributed to the decline of suicide rates of senior citizens, who also showed improved poverty indices in the country, differently from all other age groups.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSpringer Link
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAging Clinical and Experimental Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.subject.keywordsItaly
dc.subject.keywordsMacro-areas
dc.subject.keywordsOld age
dc.subject.keywordsPoverty indices
dc.subject.keywordsSex differences
dc.titleLate life suicide in Italy, 1980-2015
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDe Leo, D; Vichi, M; Kolves, K; Pompili, M, Late life suicide in Italy, 1980-2015., Aging - Clinical and Experimental Research, 2019
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-21
dc.date.updated2019-12-09T05:43:32Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Springer. This is an electronic version of an article published in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego
gro.griffith.authorKolves, Kairi


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