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Sex- and age-related increase in prevalence rates of death wishes and suicidal ideation in the community: Results from the KORA-F3 Augsburg Study with 3154 men and women, 35 to 84 years of age.

Psychiatry Res. 161, 248-252 (2008)
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Among risk factors for suicide, suicidal ideation (SID) is of paramount importance. This study sought to determine sex- and age-related SID point prevalence rates in the general population. A population-based survey of 3154 subjects, 35 to 84 years, conducted in 2004/05 in southern Germany, identified 170 subjects (5.4%; 95% CI 4.6-6.2) suffering from SID within the last 14 days. Age-adjusted short-term period prevalence in women (6.0%, 95% CI 4.9-7.2) was higher than in men (4.0%, 95% CI 3.1-5.1). Among 10-year age groups, sex-related differences were only significant in middle-aged subjects (55-64 years). Prevalence increased significantly with age, leading to a prevalence of > 10% in the oldest age group (75-84 years). The population-based approach demonstrates a substantial proportion of subjects suffering from SID, particularly in older age groups.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter Suicidal ideation; Prevalence; Community medicine
ISSN (print) / ISBN 0165-1781
e-ISSN 1872-7123
Zeitschrift Psychiatry Research
Quellenangaben Band: 161, Heft: 2, Seiten: 248-252 Artikelnummer: , Supplement: ,
Verlag Elsevier
Begutachtungsstatus Peer reviewed