Story: Child and youth health
Far more men than women commit suicide at all ages in New Zealand. For men, the highest suicide rates in 2007 were for those in their 30s, and for women the highest rates were in the late 30s and early 40s. Among young people aged 15–24, male suicide rates were highest in the early 20s. For young women they were similar in the teenage years and early 20s.
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Source: Suicide facts: deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations 2007. Wellington: Ministry of Health, 2009, p. 5