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The Historical Development of Suicide Mortality in Russia, 1870-2007
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. Södertörn University, Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (SCOHOST), Huddinge, Sweden. (Kvinna, barn och familj (WomFam), Woman, Child and Family)
Södertörn University, Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (SCOHOST), Huddinge, Sweden / Uppsala University, Department of Sociology, Sweden.
Södertörn University, Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (SCOHOST), Huddinge, Sweden / University of Tokyo, The Department of Human Ecology, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan / London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), London, United Kingdom.
2015 (English)In: Archives of Suicide Research, ISSN 1381-1118, E-ISSN 1573-8159, Vol. 19, no 1, 117-130 p.Article 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.

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Routledge, 2015. Vol. 19, no 1, 117-130 p.
Keyword [en]
suicide, Russia, time series, history, modernization
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Economic History Psychiatry
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Woman, Child and Family (WomFam)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13589DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2014.915774ISI: 000349329400009PubMedID: 25058568Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84924977283OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-13589DiVA: diva2:1098128
Available from: 2017-05-23 Created: 2017-05-23 Last updated: 2017-10-09Bibliographically approved

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