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Friday, February 27, 2015

Suicide Rise in Middle-Age Adults Linked to Recession

Rates of suicide among middle-age adults in the United States have increased in recent years, and a new study suggests that the economic downturn of 2007 played a role in this rise.

Researchers analyzed information on U.S. suicides between 2005 and 2010. They looked at circumstances involved in the suicides, including whether they were related to job or financial problems.

During the study period, the rate of suicide among adults ages 40 to 64 increased from 15.5 suicides per 100,000 people in 2005 to 18.2 suicides per 100,000 people in 2010.

The researchers also found that the proportion of suicides that were related to job, financial or economic problems also increased for people in this age group, from about 33 percent in 2005, to 37.5 percent in 2010. In contrast, younger adults did not experience a rise in suicides related to employment, financial or legal problems, and for adults ages 65 and older, these circumstances accounted for less than 13 percent of suicides, the researchers said.

“Relative to other age groups, a larger and increasing proportion of middle-aged suicides have circumstances associated with job, financial, or legal distress," the researchers wrote in the Feb. 27 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [5 Myths About Suicide, DebunkedRead more...


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