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Statistics on Suicide

MANITOBA YOUTH SUICIDE STATISTICS

  • Suicide accounted for 5028 Potential Years of Life Lost among Manitobans in 2011.1
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young Canadians between ages 10 and 24.2
  • In 2011, 227 Canadian youth between ages 10 and 19 died by suicide as did an additional 301 young adults between ages 20 and 24. 3
  • Suicide was the cause of 23% of all deaths among 15 to 24 year olds (almost 1 in 4 deaths) and 11% of deaths among 10-14 year olds. 4
  • Suicide rates are five to seven times higher for First Nations youth overall than for non Aboriginal youth.5
  • In some communities however, rates are lower than the national average.
  • The suicide rate (2011) among Canadian males is more than twice as high as among females between ages 15 and 24. More females attempt suicide than males, and in the last few years, the rate of young females dying by suicide is increasing.

1. Youth suicide rates in Canada by age group, 2007-2011.
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Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 102-0551.

1 Statistics Canada, Table 102-0110 Potential years of life lost, by selected causes of death (ICD-10) and sex, population aged 0 to 74, Canada, provinces and territories. Viewed at: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a21

2 Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 102-0561. Leading causes of death by selected age groups and sex, 2007-2011. Viewed at: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/cansim/a26?lang=eng&retrLang=eng&id=1020561&paSer=&pattern=&stByVal=1&p1=1&p2=49&tabMode=dataTable&csid=

3 Statistics Canada CANSIM Table 102-0551. Suicide and Suicide rates by sex and age group. Viewed at: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/hlth66d-eng.htm

4 Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 102-0561. Leading causes of death by selected age groups and sex, 2007-2011.

5 Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health. Acting on What We Know: Preventing Youth Suicide in First Nations. Viewed at: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fniah-spnia/pubs/promotion/_suicide/prev_youth-jeunes/index-eng.php