Study: Males in their late 70s are nine times more likely than women to commit suicide

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The suicide rate for men ages 75 to 79 is nine times that of women, according to a study by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The Michigan researchers studied the ratio of male to female mortality rates in the United States and 19 other nations.

Males in the United States in 2000 had higher mortality rates as compared with women for 11 causes of death across the lifespan, according to the study.

The overall mortality rate of men to women was highest (2.94) in the 20 to 24 age range and lowest (1.46) for the 75 to 79 age range.