Suiciderates in Flanders

Suicide rates are dramatic in Belgium!  in comparison withour neighbour countries Flanders does also not very well.

 

overall suicide rates in Flanders 2008: (by: Vlaams Agentschap zorg en gezondheid).
Numbers: In 2008  1027 persons died by suicide in Flanders.  The suicide rate ( per 100.000 citizens (= de suïcide rate) is 16.7 deaths y suicide per 100.000 citizens in 2008.

Gender:

728 men (23.95/100.000 residents) and 299 women (9.58/100.000 residents).The suicide rate among men is always higher than among women.

Age:

The average age was 49 years for men and  52 years for women.
Within the youngest age groups there were 2 boys between the ages10-14 jaar and 18 boys between 15-19 years. Girls:   1 girl between 10-14 years and 10
girls between 15-19 years.

Moreinformation:http://www.dplace.be/ezo/downloads/Suicidaal%20Gedrag%20Vlaanderen.pdf

This post is also available in: DutchFrenchhttp://www.gavoorgeluk.be/en/2012/01/19/suiciderates-in-flanders/

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