Suicide rates in five-year age-bands after the age of 60 years: the international landscape.

@article{Shah2016SuicideRI,
  title={Suicide rates in five-year age-bands after the age of 60 years: the international landscape.},
  author={Ajit Jesang Shah and Ravi S Bhat and Sofia Zarate-Escudero and D Deleo and Annette Erlangsen},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2016},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={131-8}
}
BACKGROUND 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… CONTINUE READING
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