Year: 1986 Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, v.34, no.7, (July 1986), p.519-525 SIEC No: 19871696

This article focuses on persons 65 years & older. Various aspects of suicide were examined by analyzing recent trends among young & elderly populations, cohort suicide rates, & futre projection of the number of suicides in late life. Data were derived from USA death certificates. It is suggested that consideration of the epidemiologic data & projections may be helpful both to those in public policy & to clinicians serving the elderly. (17 refs.)