Year: 1991 Source: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.36, no.6, (August 1991), p.432-436 SIEC No: 19910890

This study analyzes the records of death from hospital pathology departments & from the Office of the Chief Forensic Pathologist in Newfoundland. A suicide rate of 4.37 per 100,000 was found, which is lower than the official figures for Canada, but higher than those reported in earlier Newfoundland studies. Rates are broken down by sex, age, native & non-native, method, & time of suicide. The authors also found that only 36 of 63 deaths were officially designated as suicide. (VM)