Year: 1990 Source: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, v.9, no.1, (Spring 1990), p.127-142 SIEC No: 19902070

This article examines the problems in estimating suicide rates in North American Native populations. Despite many problems with research, there does appear to be evidence that suicide rates are higher for Natives. An ecological method of calculating rates of suicide & careless deaths in males aged 15-34 is described. This method indicates that, in Alberta, Native reserves have substantially higher suicide rates than adjacent rural areas. Economic development is associated with lower death rates.