Year: 1978 Source: Gerontologist, v.18, no.1, (1978), p.80-82 SIEC No: 19820831

Because their suicide rates are consistently the highest of the 60 and older population in the USA, a strong rationale exists for focusing the attention of suicidological and gerontological research on older white males. A study of geriatric suicide occurring in Arizona during 1970-75 resulted in a profile of the “typical” older white male suicide in Maricopa County.