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Causes of Suicide

List of causes of Suicide

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Suicide) that could possibly cause Suicide includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Suicidal symptoms

Suicide Causes: Risk Factors

The following conditions have been cited in various sources as potentially causal risk factors related to Suicide:

Race Patterns for Suicide Causes:

Racial Information for Suicide: Suicide death rates for young Native American women are nearly twice the national average, but... (Source: excerpt from Native American Women's Health: NWHIC) ...more »

Suicide Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Profile of Suicide: More men than women died by suicide

  • The gender ratio was 4:1
  • 72% of all suicide deaths were white men
... (Source: excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH) ...more »

Suicide: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Suicide, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Suicide:

Suicide: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Suicide: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Suicide as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Suicide as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Suicide. Our database lists the following as having Suicide as a complication of that condition:

Suicide as a symptom:

Conditions listing Suicide as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Suicide. Our database lists the following as having Suicide as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Suicide?

Article excerpts about the causes of Suicide:
Suicide by firearms was the most common method for both men and women, accounting for 58% of all suicides (Source: excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH)

Medical news summaries relating to Suicide:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Suicide:

Cause statistics for Suicide:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Suicide:

  • 55% of cases were committed with a firearm America (National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • Suicide cause statistics for men in Canada:
    • 3,019 male deaths using guns in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 2,612 male deaths by hanging in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 811 male deaths by poisoning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 991 male deaths using gases or vapours in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 372 male deaths by jumping in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 266 male deaths by drowning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 159 male deaths by cutting or piercing in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • Suicide cause statistics for women in Canada:
    • 195 female deaths using guns in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 492 female deaths by hanging in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 827 female deaths by poisoning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 253 female deaths using gases or vapours in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 150 female deaths by jumping in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 156 female deaths by drowning in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 37 female deaths by cutting or piercing in Canada 1990-92 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • more statistics...»

Related information on causes of Suicide:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Suicide may be found in:

 

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