Lifetime and past-year suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Metis and Inuit adults, aged 18 years and over, Canada, 2012.
Minister of Industry.
Suicide rates are significantly higher among First Nations, Métis and Inuit than among the non-Aboriginal population, particularly for younger age groups. Suicidal thoughts, which precede suicide attempts and completions, have been reported to be higher in some Aboriginal groups compared to the non-Aboriginal population. This factsheet presents prevalence of lifetime and past-year suicidal thoughts among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults in three age groups (18 to 25, 26 to 59 and 60+ years), by sex, and where possible, in comparison to that among non-Aboriginal adults.