Differences in overdose deaths by intent: Unintentional & suicide drug poisonings in North Carolina, 2015–2019

Comprehensive fatal overdose prevention requires an understanding of the fundamental causes and context surrounding drug overdose. Using a social determinants of health (SDOH) framework, this descriptive study examined unintentional and self-inflicted (i.e., suicide) overdose deaths in North Carolina (NC), focusing on specific drug involvement and contextual factors. Unintentional and suicide overdose deaths were identified using […]

Railway suicide in The Netherlands lower than expected: Are preventive measures effective?

Background: Increasing rail transportation requires appropriate railway suicide preventive measures. Aims: The investigation of trends in railway suicide during 2008–2018, a period in which preventive measures were taken by Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail. Methods: Generalized linear regression models for railway suicide were developed for the period 1970–2007 with general suicide rate, railway traffic intensity, and a combination of these […]

Worldwide suicide mortality trends by firearm (1990–2019): A joinpoint regression analysis

Introduction Suicide by firearm is a major public health problem in many countries. But, studies that investigated the mortality of suicide by firearm on a global scale are still limited. The aim of this study was to assess the global, regional and national trends in mortality of suicide by firearm from 1990 to 2019. Method […]

Proportion of individuals with past-year suicidal ideation who attempted suicide over the past 10 years in the United States, and the influence of age and sex

Background: In recent years, the rate of death by suicide has been increasing disproportionately among females and young adults in the United States. Presumably this trend has been mirrored by the proportion of individuals with suicidal ideation who attempted suicide. Aim: We aimed to investigate whether the proportion of individuals in the United States with suicidal ideation who […]

A call to clarify fuzzy sets

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Increased 56% in Decade, CDC Says (Wall Street Journal, November 12, 2019; https://www.wsj.com/articles/youth-suicide-rate-rises-56-in-decade-​cdc-says-11571284861) Suicide Rates for Young Australians Highest in 10 Years (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-30/system-​for-suicide-prevention-rates-highest-10-years/8076780) Suicide Rate Rises Among Young People in England and Wales (The Guardian, September 4, 2018; https://www.the​guardian.com/society/2018/sep/04/suicide-rate-rises-​among-young-people-in-england-and-wales) Headlines such as these have dominated the consciousness of these three high-income, Westernized nations […]

Building a shared Canadian research and knowledge translation agenda on suicide and its prevention

Discussion guide: spotlight development and review process. Includes PowerPoint presentation: Creating a suicide surveillance vision: Data and evidence opportunities

Counting suicides and making suicide count as a public health problem

Relatively few countries credibly count their dead. Thus, differential sophistication as well as sociopolitical and economic support of healthcare and systems to investigate deaths inevitably leave a large gulf between richer and poorer countries in accurately registering manner and cause of death. And when suicide is in question, the variable stigma of self-harm combined with […]

Estimating suicide occurrence statistics using Google Trends.

Suicide statistics report: Latest statistics for the UK and Republic of Ireland

There were 6,859 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2018. Suicide statistics for the UK as a whole, England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are not routinely published together by any other organisation. https://media.samaritans.org/documents/SamaritansSuicideStatsReport_2019_Dec19_compressed.pdf  

Investigating the reliability of suicide attempt history reporting across five measures: A study of US military service members at risk of suicide

Objective Utilizing a sample of military service members at risk of suicide, this study aimed to: (a) identify patterns of suicide attempt (SA) history reporting across five measures and (b) evaluate whether consistent SA reporters (i.e., individuals who consistently report an SA history across measures) differ from inconsistent SA reporters on other clinical severity indices. […]

Community-based surveillance and case management for suicide prevention: An American Indian tribally initiated system

The National Strategy for Suicide Prevention highlights the importance of improving the timeliness, usefulness, and quality of national suicide surveillance systems, and expanding local capacity to collect relevant data. This article describes the background, methods, process data, and implications from the first-of-its-kind community-based surveillance system for suicidal and self-injurious behavior developed by the White Mountain […]

National survey on LGBTQ youth mental health 2019

This is our first wide-ranging report from a cross-sectional national survey of LGBTQ youth across the United States. With over 34,000 respondents, it is the largest survey of LGBTQ youth mental health ever conducted and provides a critical understanding of the experiences impacting their lives. This ground-breaking survey provides new insights into the challenges that […]

What does a statistician know about suicide and suicide prevention?

In this exploratory commentary a distinction is made between those who strongly advocate mental illness as the main cause of suicide and psychiatry in general. For example, a medical modellist asserted the above claim, while a psychiatrist made the following headline: “psychiatrist warns that ‘nothing’ is working in bid to address suicide rates” (Stuff.co.nz, 2017). […]

A contextual analysis of the Suicide Surveillance Indicators

The Federal Framework on Suicide Prevention1 was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to set out Canada’s strategic approach to suicide prevention, in accordance with An Act Respecting a Federal Framework for Suicide Prevention (“the Framework”), which became law in December 2012. The Framework included a commitment to publicly report statistics on suicide and associated […]

Alberta injury data report: Injury deaths and hospitalizations, province-wide (1992-1994) and by health region (1994)

This is the third edition of the Alberta Injury Data Report. The years of injury data investigated in this report covers the period 1992-1994. The report also examines trends in injury deaths and hospitalizations in Alberta 1985-1994. By Disseminating injury data, our objective is to support communities to act in the interests of their population. […]

Alberta Child & Teen Injury: Data report 1997

This first edition of the Alberta Child & Teen Injury Data Report is based on the fundamental principle that injury control requires knowledge of the frequency and nature of the injury incidents. This report is a collaborative effort between ACICR and KIDSAFE Connection and is designed to be used as a supplement to the Alberta […]

Toward a healthy future: Second report on the health of Canadians

Toward a Healthy Future: Second Report on the Health of Canadians is the result of a collaborative effort by the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health (ACPH), Health Canada, Statistics Canada, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and a project team from the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto. The role of […]

Statistical report on the health of Canadians

This is the second version of the Statistical Report on the Health of Canadians. Like the original in 1996, this Report provides a comprehensive and detailed statistical overview of the health status of Canadians and the major determinants of that status. The original report was created for the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Population Health, which […]

Health of the Calgary Region 2000

While the overall health status of the Calgary Region remains good and compares very favorably with other regions, there continues to be a number of areas of concern and opportunities for improvement. the most critical one is the impact that tobacco is having on the health of the region.

Health of the Calgary Region 1999

Annual progress report on the health of the population of Region 4, and on the factors that determine or influence health — a blend of the old, “smoking continues to the single, leading, preventable cause of premature morbidity and mortality” and the new, “the majority of parents encourage their children to be involved in physical […]

Health of the Calgary Region 1998

People today are taking a more active interest in their health than ever before. they are beginning to realize the influence they can have on their own health status, and on the health status of the community in which they live. God health for all is desired by everyone and seen as a high priority. […]

Health of the Calgary Region 1996

People today are taking a more active interest in their health than ever before. They are beginning to realize the influence they can have on their own health status, and on the health status of the community in which they live. Good health for all is desired by everyone and seen as a high priority. […]

Aboriginal peoples in Canada: Key results from the 2016 census.

Aboriginal peoples have lived in what is now Canada long before the arrival of the first European settlers. Indeed, the history of Canada would be incomplete without the stories of First Nations people, Métis and Inuit. The same is true of its future. Past censuses have emphasized two key characteristics of the Aboriginal population: that Aboriginal […]