Is it true that NZs highest cause of youth death is now suicide ?

Jason McIntosh made this Official Information request to Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The request was successful.

From: Jason McIntosh

Dear Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee,

I learnt from Radio NZ News Media that NZs main cause of death in youth is suicide . Is this factual?
Is it also true that the majority of these self inflicted deaths occur mainly in the more impoverished areas ?
What are our suicide statistics ? How are we now ranked in the world ?

Yours faithfully,

Jason McIntosh

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From: Ethan Tucker
Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

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Dear Mr McIntosh


On behalf of Acting Chief Executive Karen Orsborn, please see the attached
letter in response to your OIA request regarding youth mortality and


Yours sincerely

Ethan Tucker

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