Question: Do women kill themselves for lost love and men for lost youth?
Male suicide rates are 3 to 4 times higher than that of females but men tend to check out later in life while women are more likely to exit at a younger age. Beside the difference in age, men and women seem to be impacted differently by external events. The peak period for American women to commit suicide between 1950 and 2005 was from 1970 to 1977 when their death rates were 6.5 or more per 100,000 females. The peak period for American men was from 1985 to 1991 when their death rates were over 20.0 per 100,000 males.
For more on Suicide see the Cause of Death book page 258
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