Risk factors for late-life suicide: a prospective, community-based study.

  title={Risk factors for late-life suicide: a prospective, community-based study.},
  author={Carolyn L. Turvey and Yeates Conwell and Michael P. Jones and Caroline S Phillips and Eleanor M. Simonsick and Jane L. Pearson and Robert T. Wallace},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={10 4},
Despite the fact that people age 65 and older have the highest rates of suicide of any age-group, late-life suicide has a low prevalence, making it difficult to conduct prospective studies. The authors examined risk factors for late-life suicide on the basis of general information collected directly from older subjects participating in a community-based prospective study of aging, the Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly. Demographic variables, presence of a relative… CONTINUE READING