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Jukkala, T., Makinen, I. H. & Stickley, A. (2015). The Historical Development of Suicide Mortality in Russia, 1870-2007. Archives of Suicide Research, 19(1), 117-130
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Historical Development of Suicide Mortality in Russia, 1870-2007
2015 (English)In: Archives of Suicide Research, ISSN 1381-1118, E-ISSN 1573-8159, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 117-130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Russia has one of the highest suicide mortality rates in the world. This study investigates the development of Russian suicide mortality over a longer time period in order to provide a context within which the contemporary high level might be better understood. Annual sex- and age-specific suicide-mortality data for Russia for the period 1870-2007 were studied, where available. Russian suicide mortality increased 11-fold over the period. Trends in male and female suicide developed similarly, although male suicide rates were consistently much higher. From the 1990s suicide has increased in a relative sense among the young (15-34), while the high suicide mortality among middle-aged males has reduced. Changes in Russian suicide mortality over the study period may be attributable to modernization processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2015
Keywords
suicide, Russia, time series, history, modernization
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Economic History Psychiatry
Research subject
Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
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urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13589 (URN)10.1080/13811118.2014.915774 (DOI)000349329400009 ()25058568 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84924977283 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
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