Epidemiology of suicide in elderly people in Madrid, Spain (1990-1994).

  title={Epidemiology of suicide in elderly people in Madrid, Spain (1990-1994).},
  author={Eduardo Osuna and Mar{\'i}a D. P{\'e}rez-C{\'a}rceles and Josefa Conejero and Jos{\'e} M Abenza and Aurelio Luna},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={87 1},
The progressive aging of the population as a whole, the frequent appearance of degenerative diseases, and the greater frequency of suicide among persons older than 65 years than in younger age groups, are worrisome issues that deserve investigation. The aim of this study was therefore to analyze different epidemiological and social factors that influence suicide behaviour in elderly subjects in Madrid (Spain) during a 5-year period from January 1990 to December 1994. Post-mortem reports on all… CONTINUE READING

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