Starp ārējiem nāves cēloņiem vīriešiem izplatītākais bija tīšs paškaitējums jeb pašnāvības. Tomēr desmit gadu laikā novērojama pozitīva tendence - vīriešu pašnāvību skaits un relatīvais rādītājs ir būtiski samazinājies. #dzimumlīdztiesība https://t.co/JZZMll0hRr pic.twitter.com/4JsDXEX0vU— Latvijas statistika (@CSP_Latvija) February 11, 2020
Mortality due to external causes of death (as opposed to disease etc.) has declined over the past ten years.
"Road traffic accidents more often are fatal for males – mortality per 100 000 men is 4 times higher than that per 100 000 women. But intentional self-harm (suicide) is the most common external cause of death among males – 8 times higher mortality due to this cause than that among females," said the CSB.
However the high rate per 100 000 inhabitants has dropped sharply, by 31 percentage points, over the past ten years when 42 men per 100 000 committed suicide.
The data, which relates to 2018, also shows that on average women live more than ten years longer than men. The average age at death accounted for 69.2 years among males and 79.3 years among females.
You can explore more of the data at the CSB website.