Graphique

En ligne - Graphique
Life course suicide trends in 49 countries, by age and sex / KIEMO, Karatu. In Towards a socio-economic and demographic theory of elderly suicide : a comparison of 49 countries at various stages of development : dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology presented in Uppsala University in 2004.
Uppsala : Uppsala University, 2004, p. 74.

http://www.soc.uu.se/publications/fulltext/diss2003-3.pdf (2004-07-08)
Format de fichier : Image JPEG
Taille du fichier : 54 Ko Type de graphique : Graphique à courbes
Droits d'auteur : Cette oeuvre est protégée par un droit d'auteur. Elle ne peut être reproduite qu'à des fins d'études privées ou de recherche et seulement si la source est mentionnée.

Mots-clés principaux
:
Suicide
Personne âgée de 55 à 65 ans
Personne âgée de 65 à 80 ans
Personne âgée de 80 ans et plus
Homme
Femme
Perspective internationale


Résumé :

Cited from : KIEMO, Karatu. Towards a socio-economic and demographic theory of elderly suicide : a comparison of 49 countries at various stages of development : dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology presented in Uppsala University in 2004 [Online]. Uppsala : Uppsala University, 2004, p. 74. http://www.soc.uu.se/publications/fulltext/diss2003-3.pdf (Retrieved July 08, 2004).

In the 49 countries studied, the average (mean) elderly (65+) suicide rate was 25.3/100,000; ranging from 1.9 in Azerbaijan, to 68.2/100,000 in Hungary (appendix A). The above average elderly suicide rate is equivalent to one in about every 3953 elders committing suicide in a span of a year, and obtains from a total of 40578 elderly suicide deaths during a period of one year. Disaggregating the elderly (65+) by gender, elderly men's suicide rate (41.9/100,000) exceeded that of elderly women (14.7/100,000) by nearly 3 times. Dichotomising the elderly (65+) by age into the young (65-74) and old elders (75+) revealed that the older elders were at a much higher risk for suicide than their younger counterparts. The suicide rate for the young elders was an average of 22.0/100,000; with male rate of 34.8, and a female of 12.7; while among the old elders, their average rate was 30.3/100,000, with a male rate of 55.3, and a female rate of 17.4 (see also figure 6.1).

In the comparison of the elderly and other population groups, it was established that the average elderly (65+) suicide rate exceeded that of the general (whole) population (15.2/100,000)33 and that of the non-elderly population aged 5-64 (14.9/100,000)34 by a similar 1.7 times. Viewed in the context of individual countries, the results showed that elderly suicide rates surpassed those of the non-elderly in 47 out of the 49 (96%) countries studied. Disaggregating for gender, this by comparing on one hand, the differential between elderly and non-elderly within their own gender (e.g. elderly men versus non-elderly men) the results showed that the differential was larger for women than for men. Whereas elderly men's suicide rate (41.9) exceeded that of non-elderly men (24.0) by 1.7 times, that of elderly women (14.7) exceeded that of the non-elderly women (5.9) by 2.5 times. Following on this interesting result, by inverse calculation the above differential statistics show that whereas elderly men's suicides exceed those of non-elderly men by 41%, the corresponding difference among women is 60%.

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 17408
NumRec : 1740803
Contenu dans Voir aussi
 

       

  Copier Permanent URL de cette page Ajouter cette page

     



Aller vers :   IUGM    Fondation IUGM   Centre de recherche IUGM