The relationship between elderly suicide rates and elderly dependency ratios: a cross-national study using data from the WHO data bank.

@article{Shah2008TheRB,
  title={The relationship between elderly suicide rates and elderly dependency ratios: a cross-national study using data from the WHO data bank.},
  author={Ajit Jesang Shah and Mellisha Padayatchi and Kavita Das},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={596-604}
}
BACKGROUND Cultural factors may influence cross-national variations in elderly suicide rates. METHODS A cross-national study examining the relationship between elderly suicide rates and elderly dependency ratios was conducted with the a priori unidirectional hypothesis that lower elderly dependency ratios (ratio of people over the age of 65 years to people under the age of 65 years) may imply a greater number of younger people being potentially available to provide support and respect to the… CONTINUE READING

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