Year: 2005 Source: American Journal of Public Health, v.95, no.6, (June 2005), p.1000-1002 SIEC No: 20060000

All medical examiner certified suicides in New York City from 1990-1998 were studied to compare suicide methods used by elderly & younger adults. Associations between age, methods, & place of occurrence were examined. Falls from a height were more likely among older adults (age 65+) than by those who were younger. Among persons who fell from a height, those 65 & older were more likely than others to have fallen from the building where they lived. (9 refs.)