Year: 1992 Source: Canadian Review of Sociology & Anthropology, v.29, no.3, (1992), p.329-345 SIEC No: 19950688

The relationship between gender, age & 4 principal causes of violent death – homicide, suicide, motor vehicle accidents & other accidents – is examined. It has been argued that these 4 causes of death result from a prediliction to excessive risk-taking behaviour. Using Canadian data, findings reveal that there are continuing differences between male & female rates of violent death. Significant changes in the pattern of age-specific mortality rates over the study period were also noted.