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Thursday, August 29 • 1:15pm - 1:45pm
Circumstances Associated with Suicide Deaths Among Older Adults

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Despite the increased suicide rate among older adults age 65 years and above, research and prevention efforts targeting this population are limited compared to those targeting other subpopulations. Using data from Colorado residents who died by suicide between 2011 and 2016, obtained by the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS), we examine circumstances and risk factors associated with suicide among older adults and discuss the implications of these findings.

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Ethan Jamison

Public Health Professional
The Colorado Violent Death Reporting System is a public health surveillance which collects data on violent deaths (primarily homicide and suicide) throughout the state of Colorado. This CDC funded system utilizes crucial information from death certificates, coroner reports, and law... Read More →
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Joshua Swanson

Joshua David Swanson works as a Statistical Analyst at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and is part of the Colorado Violent Death Reporting System (CoVDRS). He attended Carnegie Mellon University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Statistics with a... Read More →

Thursday August 29, 2019 1:15pm - 1:45pm
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