Ageing towards 21 as a risk factor for young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/293007
Title:
Ageing towards 21 as a risk factor for young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland.
Authors:
Malone, K M; Quinlivan, L; Grant, T; Kelleher, C C
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Mental Health Research, St Vincent's University Hospital, School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
Ageing towards 21 as a risk factor for young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland. 2012:1-5 Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci
Journal:
Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences
Issue Date:
13-Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/293007
DOI:
10.1017/S2045796012000649
PubMed ID:
23149246
Abstract:
Aims. Youth and young adult suicide has increasingly appeared on international vital statistics as a rising trend of concern in age-specific mortality over the past 50 years. The reporting of suicide deaths in 5-year age bands, which has been the international convention to date, may mask a greater understanding of year-on-year factors that may accelerate or ameliorate the emergence of suicidal thoughts, acts and fatal consequences. The study objective was to identify any year-on-year period of increased risk for youth and young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland. Methods. Collation and examination of international epidemiological datasets on suicide (aged 18-35) for the UK and Ireland 2000-2006 (N = 11 964). Outcome measures included the age distribution of suicide mortality in international datasets from the UK and Ireland, 2000-2006. Results. An accelerated pattern of risk up to the age of 20 for the UK and Ireland which levels off moderately thereafter was uncovered, thus identifying a heretofore unreported age-related epidemiological transition for suicide. Conclusions. The current reporting of suicide in 5-year age bands may conceal age-related periods of risk for suicide. This may have implications for suicide prevention programmes for young adults under age 21.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
YOUNG PEOPLE; SUICIDE
ISSN:
2045-7960

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMalone, K Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinlivan, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, C Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-29T10:46:08Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-29T10:46:08Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-13-
dc.identifier.citationAgeing towards 21 as a risk factor for young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland. 2012:1-5 Epidemiol Psychiatr Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn2045-7960-
dc.identifier.pmid23149246-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S2045796012000649-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/293007-
dc.description.abstractAims. Youth and young adult suicide has increasingly appeared on international vital statistics as a rising trend of concern in age-specific mortality over the past 50 years. The reporting of suicide deaths in 5-year age bands, which has been the international convention to date, may mask a greater understanding of year-on-year factors that may accelerate or ameliorate the emergence of suicidal thoughts, acts and fatal consequences. The study objective was to identify any year-on-year period of increased risk for youth and young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland. Methods. Collation and examination of international epidemiological datasets on suicide (aged 18-35) for the UK and Ireland 2000-2006 (N = 11 964). Outcome measures included the age distribution of suicide mortality in international datasets from the UK and Ireland, 2000-2006. Results. An accelerated pattern of risk up to the age of 20 for the UK and Ireland which levels off moderately thereafter was uncovered, thus identifying a heretofore unreported age-related epidemiological transition for suicide. Conclusions. The current reporting of suicide in 5-year age bands may conceal age-related periods of risk for suicide. This may have implications for suicide prevention programmes for young adults under age 21.en_GB
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Epidemiology and psychiatric sciencesen_GB
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLE-
dc.subjectSUICIDE-
dc.titleAgeing towards 21 as a risk factor for young adult suicide in the UK and Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Mental Health Research, St Vincent's University Hospital, School of Medicine & Medical Science, University College Dublin, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEpidemiology and psychiatric sciencesen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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