3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2006 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/03/2008   
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In 2006 the most frequent method of suicide was hanging (X70), which was used in half (52%) of all suicide deaths. Poisoning by drugs was used in 10.3% and poisoning by other methods (including by motor vehicle exhaust) was used in 14% of suicide deaths. Methods using firearms accounted for 8.6% of suicide deaths. The remaining suicide deaths included deaths from drowning, jumping from a high place, and other methods.

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