Killing Yourself: An Addendum

January 9, 2010

(This article was first published on John Myles White: Die Sudelbücher » Statistics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

In further support of the claim that a lot of deaths are partly self-induced, here’s a fascinating piece by Wired on the extraordinary rise in the percent of deaths among the young caused by their own poor decisions.

It’s remarkable that, for the young, modern science has already made the world so safe that humanity, rather than nature, is now responsible for a majority of its own suffering.

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