The programmes of prevention of suicide in France and its consequence for longevity

Alain Jourdain, Ecole des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP)
Martine Bellanger, Ecole Nationale de la Santé Publique (ENSP)
Agnès Batt-Moillo, Université de Rennes I

In France, from 1996 to1999, Suicide mortality rates decreased, and a difference was observed between the regions which have implemented suicide prevention programmes (Programmes régionaux de sante (PRS)) and the others which have not launched PRS of this kind. The former regions showed a sharper decrease in their suicide mortality rates than the latter. In this presentation, the factors underlying these regional trends in this country will be examined by age groups and consequences for longevity will be discussed at the light of the scientific literature.

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Presented in Poster Session 4: Health and ageing