Sunday, January 2, 2011
Suicide rates in countries throughout the world
As you can see, from data lifted from the World Health Organisation in 1999, male suicides by far outweigh female suicides in almost every country in the world.
Suicide rates per 100,000 by country, year and sex - 2009 data
And here's a more up to date version, with data from 2009. Male suicide remains an epidemic around the world. Female suicide is marginal in comparison.
11/02/11 Life expectancy on British estate is lower than Haiti or Iraq
Life expectancy on the estate is 20 years lower than the national UK average - and the same as it was for men in Britain back in the depression era of the 1930s.
There is also a "culture of despair" in the former iron and coal town where men don't care about living long healthy lives - because their quality of life is so poor.