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Lifestyle > Society > Suicides > Suicide rates and per capita GDP > Suicide rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Data on suicide rates are based on official registers on causes of death based on international conventions surrounding the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). The rates shown here are standardised using the OECD population structure of 1980, so as to allow controlling for differences in the age structure of the population across countries and over time. Suicide rates are expressed as deaths per 100 000 individuals.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Hungary 22.6 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
2 Japan 20.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
3 South Korea 18.7 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
=4 Finland 18.4 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
=4 Belgium 18.4 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
6 Switzerland 16.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
7 France 15.1 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
8 Austria 14.5 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
9 Poland 13.6 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
10 Czech Republic 13 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
11 Luxembourg 12.5 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
12 New Zealand 12 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
13 Slovakia 11.9 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
High income OECD countries average (profile) 11.78 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
14 Sweden 11.4 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
15 Denmark 11.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 11.2 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
=16 Ireland 11.1 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
=16 Australia 11.1 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
18 Canada 10.6 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
19 Norway 10.5 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
20 Germany 10.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
21 United States 10.2 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
=22 Portugal 8.7 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
=22 Iceland 8.7 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
24 Netherlands 7.9 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
25 Spain 6.7 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
26 United Kingdom 6.3 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
27 Italy 5.6 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
28 Mexico 3.8 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980
29 Greece 2.9 Per 100 000 persons, 2004 1980

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Society > Suicides > Suicide rates and per capita GDP > Suicide rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Society/Suicides/Suicide-rates-and-per-capita-GDP/Suicide-rate

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Interesting observations about Lifestyle > Society > Suicides > Suicide rates and per capita GDP > Suicide rate

  • Japan ranked first for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst High income OECD countries in 1980.
  • Italy ranked last for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 1980.
  • Hungary ranked first for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst European Union in 1980.
  • Finland ranked first for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst Eurozone in 1980.
  • 21 of the bottom 26 countries by society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate are European.
  • All of the top 2 countries by society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate are Heavily indebted.
  • Belgium ranked second for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst NATO countries in 1980.
  • United States ranked second last for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst English speaking countries in 1980.
  • 19 of the top 23 countries by society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate are Christian.
  • Canada ranked second last for society > suicides > suicide rates and per capita GDP > suicide rate amongst Non-religious countries in 1980.
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