Gender, age, and the Risk of Violent Death in Canada, 1950-1986
Maxim P S~~Keane C
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.