UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal Faculté des sciences humaines
CRISE
UQAM  ›  CRISE  ›  
Publication du membre du CRISE

Ngui, André Ngamini, Vasiliadis, H.-M., & Préville, M. (2015). Individual and area-level factors correlated with death by suicide in older adults. Preventive Medicine, 75, 44-48.

Objective
To determine the influence of individual and area-level characteristics associated with suicide in older adults.
Method
This study used two complementary data sources. The first used administrative data from the Quebec Coroner's office and included information on suicide deaths in older adults aged 65 years and over who died by suicide between 2000 and 2005 (n = 903 persons). The second data source, which was used to identify the control group, came from a longitudinal study on seniors' health that was conducted in Quebec between 2004 and 2005 (n = 2493 persons). Logistic regression analyses were used to test for associations between suicide and individual and area-level level characteristics.
Results
Suicide was associated with male gender, age, the presence of a physical and mental disorder and the use of health services. At the area-level level, suicide was associated with a higher population density, concentration of men, lower rates of education and higher rate of unemployment. Gender specific analyses also showed different patterns of associations on suicide risk.
Conclusions
Suicide in older adults is associated with area-level and individual characteristics. This suggests that policies targeting only one level of risk factors are less likely to significantly influence suicide among this population.

(Résumé disponible en anglais seulement)

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743515000870

Mise à jour : 4/8/2015

 
CRISE   ›  crise@uqam.ca
UQAM - Université du Québec à Montréal  ›  Mise à jour : février 2006