Year: 1991 Source: Arctic Medical Research, v.50, suppl.5, (1991), p.267-270 SIEC No: 20000460

This study aims to illustrate the Poisoning & Death Statistics of Saskatchewan’s Status Indian population, based on the observation that there were far more injury & poisoning deaths among this population than there were among non-Indians. Suicide was the second leading cause of death this category. The suicide rate for Status Indians in Saskatchewan was 34.2 per 100,000, compared to 13.8 for the rest of Canada. Males between the ages of 15 & 26 were found to be at highest risk. The possible causes for suicide are reviewed.