Year: 1980 Source: Edmonton, Alta.: University of Alberta, (Discussion Paper no.20), (1980). p.1-18 SIEC No: 19830701

Reviews Canadian Gov’t. suicide statistics from 1931-1976. Suicides in Canada have increased three-fold as a proportion of all deaths. Interprovincial variations in suicide rates correlate positively with median income for both males & females. Female increases in suicide rates are spread over the entire age spectrum; male increases are concentrated at the younger ages. Married persons are at lower risk than single widowed or divorced. Native rates are higher & victims are younger. (MB)