3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2010   
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In 2008, the most frequent method of Suicide was hanging (X70), a method used in half (53%) of all Suicide deaths. Poisoning by drugs was used in 12% of Suicide deaths, followed by poisoning by other methods including by alcohol and motor vehicle exhaust (11%). Methods using firearms accounted for 7.8% of Suicide deaths. The remaining Suicide deaths included deaths from drowning, jumping from a high place, and other methods.

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