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Article: An epidemiological profile of elderly suicides in Hong Kong

TitleAn epidemiological profile of elderly suicides in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEconomic activity
Elderly suicide
Marital status
Methods of suicide
Issue Date1998
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294
Citation
International Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1998, v. 13 n. 9, p. 631-637 How to Cite?
AbstractSuicide rates in Hong Kong increased with age, and the highest suicide rate occurred among the oldest age groups. Hong Kong has one of the highest elderly suicide rates in the world. The elderly suicide rate was four to five times above the average. Furthermore, gender differences were observed among different marital status groups. For example, single males had a much higher rate than single females and married males had a higher rate than their widowed counterparts. The suicide rate for an economically inactive person was six times higher than for an active one. Jumping has become increasingly common and seems to substitute for other methods of suicide. Winter months and the Chinese New Year period had the lowest suicide occurrence. Some explanations are given.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82815
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.699
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.382
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dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, KKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:33:43Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:33:43Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry, 1998, v. 13 n. 9, p. 631-637en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0885-6230en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82815-
dc.description.abstractSuicide rates in Hong Kong increased with age, and the highest suicide rate occurred among the oldest age groups. Hong Kong has one of the highest elderly suicide rates in the world. The elderly suicide rate was four to five times above the average. Furthermore, gender differences were observed among different marital status groups. For example, single males had a much higher rate than single females and married males had a higher rate than their widowed counterparts. The suicide rate for an economically inactive person was six times higher than for an active one. Jumping has become increasingly common and seems to substitute for other methods of suicide. Winter months and the Chinese New Year period had the lowest suicide occurrence. Some explanations are given.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/4294en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatryen_HK
dc.rightsInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.subjectEconomic activityen_HK
dc.subjectElderly suicideen_HK
dc.subjectMarital statusen_HK
dc.subjectMethods of suicideen_HK
dc.titleAn epidemiological profile of elderly suicides in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0885-6230&volume=13&spage=631&epage=637&date=1998&atitle=An+epidemiological+profile+of+elderly+suicides+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/(SICI)1099-1166(199809)13:9<631::AID-GPS836>3.0.CO;2-Aen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume13en_HK
dc.identifier.issue9en_HK
dc.identifier.spage631en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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