The rates of suicide increase with age and reach their highest levels in the oldest age groupings and are sufficiently large for them to constitute a public health concern. The number of deaths due to suicides after the age of 60 years in Italy is 1,775 (41.36%) in 2013; there is a constant increase of elder population over the last ten years and elderly are almost twice of young. It is in this context that suicide arises, a risk factor during old age.

Suicide in the elderly: a 37-years retrospective study / Crestani, Carlo; Masotti, Vittoria; Corradi, Natalia; Schirripa, Maria Laura; Cecchi, Rossana. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 90:1(2019), pp. 68-76. [10.23750/abm.v90i1.6312]

Suicide in the elderly: a 37-years retrospective study

Crestani, Carlo;Masotti, Vittoria;Corradi, Natalia;Schirripa, Maria Laura;Cecchi, Rossana
2019

Abstract

The rates of suicide increase with age and reach their highest levels in the oldest age groupings and are sufficiently large for them to constitute a public health concern. The number of deaths due to suicides after the age of 60 years in Italy is 1,775 (41.36%) in 2013; there is a constant increase of elder population over the last ten years and elderly are almost twice of young. It is in this context that suicide arises, a risk factor during old age.
Suicide in the elderly: a 37-years retrospective study / Crestani, Carlo; Masotti, Vittoria; Corradi, Natalia; Schirripa, Maria Laura; Cecchi, Rossana. - In: ACTA BIO-MEDICA DE L'ATENEO PARMENSE. - ISSN 0392-4203. - 90:1(2019), pp. 68-76. [10.23750/abm.v90i1.6312]
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