Elderly suicide fact sheet

Date: 2006
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
Publisher:  American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

In 2004, suicide rates ranged from 12.3 per 100,000 among persons aged 65 to 74, to 16.3 per 100,000 persons aged 75 to 84, to 16.4 per 100,000 persons aged 85 and older. This fact sheet presents statistics on elderly suicides regarding gender, race, methods, the role of depression and substance abuse, and common risk factors. Click on Suicide and the Elderly [PDF] link.

Populations:  Older Adults