Year: 1989 Source: Canadian Journal of Public Health, v.80, (March/April 1989), p.120-123 SIEC No: 19900311

Between 1971 & 1985, sex-specific suicide rates in Canada have diverged, with male rates increasing & female rates decreasing. 92% of the variability in the overall females rates was explained by the declining rate for poisoning by solid or liquid substances. The most important change for males was the increasing rate for hanging, strangulation, & suffocation which explained 65% of the change in overall rate. 11 refs.