Year: 1998 Source: Yellowknife, NT: Population Health Division, Government of the Northwest Territories, (March 1998). 8p. SIEC No: 20030508

This document is a summary of a report on suicide in the Northwest Territories. The report analyzed suicide in the Northwest Territories & Nunavut. Data from a suicide database from 1981 to 1990 & coroner’s reports of 78 individuals who died by suicide from 1994 to 1996 were analyzed. The suicide rate for Inuit in this area was 79/100,000 (6 times the national average). The authors concluded that persons aged 15 to 29 are most at risk. Dissolution of relationship, criminal charges, & alcohol were identified as prominent circumstances of deaths by suicide. (9 refs) (SC)