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Previous research finds that…

  • The number of suicide deaths is consistently 3 times higher in males than females.
  • The highest age-specific suicide rate for males in 2015 was observed in the 85+ age group, with the next highest age-specific suicide rate being in the 45-49, 40-44 and 50-54 year age groups.
  • The highest age-specific suicide rate for females in 2015 was observed in the 45-49 age group, followed by the 50-54, 35-39 and 55-59 age groups.
  • The lowest age-specific suicide rate for males was in the 0-14 year age group and the 15-19 year age groups.  However, suicide accounted for 28.6% of deaths among 15-19 year old males and 37.9% of deaths among 20-24 year old males in 2015. The corresponding percentages for females in both of these age groups are 33.9% and 31.4% respectively.
  • The highest rates of deliberate self-harm occurs for those aged from their teens to middle age.

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