Year: 1989 Source: Canadian Social Trends, v.15, (Winter 1989), p.11-14 SIEC No: 19920853

This article reviews the causes of death among Canadian natives. Even though death rates among natives have declined, they continue to exceed those of the general population by a wide margin. With respect to suicide, rates in the native population are more than twice the national level. More males than females committed suicide. The suicide rate is highest in the 15-29 age group among males, however, for females, the rates were highest at ages 45-49.