Year: 1987 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (20th: 1987: San Francisco), p.31-32 SIEC No: 19880737

Using the files of the Alberta medical examiner for 1980-84, the researchers plotted ecologically the “suicide & careless death rate”, a category devised to counteract under reporting, for 2247 deaths in males aged 15-34. Results of this condensed study indicate that high rates are strongly associated with northern residence, low income, & isolation from urban centres. The hypothesis that reserves with traditional lifestyles would have lower suicide rates was not confirmed. (GW)