Year: 2022 Source: International Journal of Psychiatry Research. (2022). 5(3), 1-12. SIEC No: 20220498

Within Canada, suicide rates vary by province which may be attributed to several factors which have been studied. A longitudinal study examining social factors such as birth, divorce and marriage rates from 1950 to1990 found a positive correlation between divorce rates and suicide rates and “a negative association between birth rates and suicide rates”. Other research has found a correlation between the amount of alcohol purchased and an increase in suicide rates, where Alberta had one of the highest suicide rates and alcohol consumption rates [19]. More recent research has found that the social and economic determinants of suicide in Canada.