Socioeconomic Risk Factors in the Precipitation of Suicide in the Elderly

Marco Innamorati, Antonino Tamburello, David Lester, Silvia Rigucci, Mario Amore, Cristina Di Vittorio, Paolo Girardi, Roberto Tatarelli, Maurizio Pompili
2009 The Open Geriatric Medicine Journal  
Suicide among the elderly is a critical public health problem. Large socioeconomic inequalities are present in suicide mortality cases, but the association is complex and may be different for elderly men and women. Reducing these differences could significantly reduce the burden of excess mortality, at least in elderly men. The aim of the present paper is to review research concerning the socioeconomic risk factors associated with suicide in the elderly. It is noted that the association between
more » ... association between suicide risk and socioeconomic factors is likely to be overestimated when the effect of psychiatric status is not considered.
doi:10.2174/1874827900902010028 fatcat:2aacpy4e7fa33gt7smifnskuou