Source: Scripps Foundation Gerontology Center, 11p. SIEC No: 19901081

This paper examines 3 topics related to the epidemiology of the age pattern in suicide: (1) Sex differences in the age pattern of suicide are documented using official international statistics. (2) Problems to be overcome in studies of suicide are discussed. (3) Research & policy issues related to the age pattern in suicide are presented. 20 refs