ERIC Number: EJ394766
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Official U. S. Elderly Suicide Data Bases: Levels, Availability, Omissions.
McIntosh, John L.
Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, v19 n4 p337-50 1988-89
Presents status of available United States suicide data for older people, considering problems and characteristics of official suicide figures and their limitations and omissions, specifically with regard to elderly suicide. Shows older persons to be at highest risk for suicide, but to have declining rates. Proposes that more detailed mortality records are needed to explain suicide among elderly people. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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