Year: 1979 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.24, (March 1979), p.139-146 SIEC No: 19820203

Examined death certificate data to determine factors associated with low suicide rates in Newfoundland from 1964-73. Apart from a constant overall low rate of suicide, women & young people did not show an increase in suicide rates such as has been observed in other parts of Canada. Generally, suicide in Newfoundland shows a much older pattern & does not involve the new high-risk groups seen in more urbanized societies. Explanations are offered on social, cultural, & geographical grounds.