Leader-PostJune 24, 2009 10:01 AM
National suicide rates for First Nations youths:
The First Nations suicide rate among youths, 10 to 19 years, was 4.3 times greater than for other Canadians in 2000.
There were 28.2 suicides per 100,000 First Nations people while the suicide rate for non First Nations youth was 6.5 deaths per 100,000.
In 2000, the overall suicide rate among the First Nations population was 24.1 deaths per 100,000 people.
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