Abstract - Effect of community-level factors on suicide in Inuit Nunaat - Canadian Diversity, vol. 7, no. 3

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Title: Effect of community-level factors on suicide in Inuit Nunaat - Canadian Diversity, vol. 7, no. 3

Date: 2010

Author(s): Christopher Penney, Sacha Senécal, Ellen Bobet

Abstract: Suicide is an area of great concern to Inuit in Canada, yet there are no national statistical data to highlight this issue. Using a geographical approach, we look at suicide rates in Inuit regions over a fifteen-year period from 1989 to 2003. We then analyse these data to compare suicide rates between groups of communities based on a variety of community level factors. Results indicate that suicide rates in these regions are over eleven times higher than the Canadian average throughout this period. Factors relating to social connections and networks appear to be associated with lower suicide rates.

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