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, 117-130 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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2015. Vol. 19, no 1, 117-130 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-195315DOI: 10.1080/13811118.2014.915774ISI: 000349329400009PubMedID: 25058568OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-195315DiVA: diva2:607499