Suicide In Canada

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With the country’s population being around 33 million in 2011 (“Stats Canada,” 2011), and over 1,400,000 of those people were aboriginals making them about 4.3% of the Canadian population. (“CBC News,” 2014) This high percent of aboriginals in Canada impacts many other statistics as well, there are even times where the statistics for aboriginal peoples out number the non-aboriginals. However this is not always a positive aspect. For example, the suicide rate for aboriginal males in Canada is 126 per 100,000 compared to 24 per 100,000 for non-Aboriginal males. While the suicide rate for aboriginal females is only 35 per 100,000 compared to only 5 per 100,000 for non-Aboriginal females. (“Health Canada,” 2015) This shows that the suicide rate
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