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Trends in violent death among the elderly.
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PMID:  7343517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since a literature review produced no study of violent death rates over time among the elderly, the author presents data to suggest the extent to which rates for homicide, suicide, all accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other accidents have changed in the U.S. for each age category from 1960 to 1975. Rates for these causes of death among the elderly are also broken down by sex and race. While homicide rates among the elderly have increased over this sixteen year period by approximately 100 per cent there has been an offsetting decrease in rats for the other violent causes of death. Consequently, the overall violent death rate among the elderly has decreased significantly over this time period. The pattern of decreases in accidents and suicide and increases in homicide is also found when the elderly population is broken down by sex and race.
W Wilbanks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:    1981-1982
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-14     Completed Date:  1982-08-14     Revised Date:  2006-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
African Americans
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
European Continental Ancestry Group
Middle Aged
Sex Factors
Suicide / epidemiology*

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