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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Females Ages 25–64 Years, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009

Year: 2009 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,351 Rate per 100,000: 7.37Year: 2009 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,351 Rate per 100,000: 7.37Year: 2008 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,220 Rate per 100,000: 6.90Year: 2008 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,220 Rate per 100,000: 6.90Year: 2007 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,243 Rate per 100,000: 7.25Year: 2007 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,243 Rate per 100,000: 7.25Year: 2006 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,120 Rate per 100,000: 6.77Year: 2006 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 1,120 Rate per 100,000: 6.77Year: 2005 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 960 Rate per 100,000: 6.05Year: 2005 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 960 Rate per 100,000: 6.05Year: 2004 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 923 Rate per 100,000: 6.08Year: 2004 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 923 Rate per 100,000: 6.08Year: 2003 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 856 Rate per 100,000: 5.90Year: 2003 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 856 Rate per 100,000: 5.90Year: 2002 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 781 Rate per 100,000: 5.64Year: 2002 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 781 Rate per 100,000: 5.64Year: 2001 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 754 Rate per 100,000: 5.78Year: 2001 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 754 Rate per 100,000: 5.78Year: 2000 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 680 Rate per 100,000: 5.38Year: 2000 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 680 Rate per 100,000: 5.38Year: 1999 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 641 Rate per 100,000: 5.18Year: 1999 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 641 Rate per 100,000: 5.18Year: 1998 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 658 Rate per 100,000: 5.49Year: 1998 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 658 Rate per 100,000: 5.49Year: 1997 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 615 Rate per 100,000: 5.33Year: 1997 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 615 Rate per 100,000: 5.33Year: 1996 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 619 Rate per 100,000: 5.49Year: 1996 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 619 Rate per 100,000: 5.49Year: 1995 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 590 Rate per 100,000: 5.29Year: 1995 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 590 Rate per 100,000: 5.29Year: 1994 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 614 Rate per 100,000: 5.54Year: 1994 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 614 Rate per 100,000: 5.54Year: 1993 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 689 Rate per 100,000: 6.24Year: 1993 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 689 Rate per 100,000: 6.24Year: 1992 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 719 Rate per 100,000: 6.51Year: 1992 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 719 Rate per 100,000: 6.51Year: 1991 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 724 Rate per 100,000: 6.53Year: 1991 Age Group: 55-64yr Number of deaths: 724 Rate per 100,000: 6.53Year: 2009 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,129 Rate per 100,000: 9.34Year: 2009 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,129 Rate per 100,000: 9.34Year: 2008 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,041 Rate per 100,000: 9.03Year: 2008 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 2,041 Rate per 100,000: 9.03Year: 2007 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,954 Rate per 100,000: 8.75Year: 2007 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,954 Rate per 100,000: 8.75Year: 2006 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,850 Rate per 100,000: 8.40Year: 2006 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,850 Rate per 100,000: 8.40Year: 2005 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,722 Rate per 100,000: 7.97Year: 2005 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,722 Rate per 100,000: 7.97Year: 2004 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,828 Rate per 100,000: 8.63Year: 2004 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,828 Rate per 100,000: 8.63Year: 2003 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,594 Rate per 100,000: 7.67Year: 2003 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,594 Rate per 100,000: 7.67Year: 2002 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,512 Rate per 100,000: 7.43Year: 2002 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,512 Rate per 100,000: 7.43Year: 2001 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,438 Rate per 100,000: 7.17Year: 2001 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,438 Rate per 100,000: 7.17Year: 2000 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,288 Rate per 100,000: 6.72Year: 2000 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,288 Rate per 100,000: 6.72Year: 1999 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,227 Rate per 100,000: 6.59Year: 1999 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,227 Rate per 100,000: 6.59Year: 1998 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,235 Rate per 100,000: 6.88Year: 1998 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,235 Rate per 100,000: 6.88Year: 1997 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,251 Rate per 100,000: 7.18Year: 1997 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,251 Rate per 100,000: 7.18Year: 1996 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,153 Rate per 100,000: 6.89Year: 1996 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,153 Rate per 100,000: 6.89Year: 1995 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,067 Rate per 100,000: 6.64Year: 1995 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,067 Rate per 100,000: 6.64Year: 1994 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,067 Rate per 100,000: 6.93Year: 1994 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,067 Rate per 100,000: 6.93Year: 1993 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,034 Rate per 100,000: 7.01Year: 1993 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,034 Rate per 100,000: 7.01Year: 1992 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,019 Rate per 100,000: 7.24Year: 1992 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,019 Rate per 100,000: 7.24Year: 1991 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,004 Rate per 100,000: 7.60Year: 1991 Age Group: 45-54yr Number of deaths: 1,004 Rate per 100,000: 7.60Year: 2009 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,535 Rate per 100,000: 7.37Year: 2009 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,535 Rate per 100,000: 7.37Year: 2008 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,578 Rate per 100,000: 7.44Year: 2008 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,578 Rate per 100,000: 7.44Year: 2007 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,570 Rate per 100,000: 7.30Year: 2007 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,570 Rate per 100,000: 7.30Year: 2006 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,526 Rate per 100,000: 7.02Year: 2006 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,526 Rate per 100,000: 7.02Year: 2005 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,487 Rate per 100,000: 6.80Year: 2005 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,487 Rate per 100,000: 6.80Year: 2004 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,571 Rate per 100,000: 7.14Year: 2004 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,571 Rate per 100,000: 7.14Year: 2003 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,464 Rate per 100,000: 6.59Year: 2003 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,464 Rate per 100,000: 6.59Year: 2002 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,546 Rate per 100,000: 6.89Year: 2002 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,546 Rate per 100,000: 6.89Year: 2001 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,455 Rate per 100,000: 6.43Year: 2001 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,455 Rate per 100,000: 6.43Year: 2000 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,448 Rate per 100,000: 6.38Year: 2000 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,448 Rate per 100,000: 6.38Year: 1999 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,447 Rate per 100,000: 6.38Year: 1999 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,447 Rate per 100,000: 6.38Year: 1998 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,541 Rate per 100,000: 6.84Year: 1998 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,541 Rate per 100,000: 6.84Year: 1997 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,507 Rate per 100,000: 6.77Year: 1997 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,507 Rate per 100,000: 6.77Year: 1996 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,441 Rate per 100,000: 6.57Year: 1996 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,441 Rate per 100,000: 6.57Year: 1995 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,387 Rate per 100,000: 6.44Year: 1995 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,387 Rate per 100,000: 6.44Year: 1994 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,405 Rate per 100,000: 6.66Year: 1994 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,405 Rate per 100,000: 6.66Year: 1993 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,328 Rate per 100,000: 6.44Year: 1993 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,328 Rate per 100,000: 6.44Year: 1992 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,329 Rate per 100,000: 6.59Year: 1992 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,329 Rate per 100,000: 6.59Year: 1991 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,292 Rate per 100,000: 6.51Year: 1991 Age Group: 35-44yr Number of deaths: 1,292 Rate per 100,000: 6.51Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,027 Rate per 100,000: 5.07Year: 2009 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,027 Rate per 100,000: 5.07Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,027 Rate per 100,000: 5.13Year: 2008 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,027 Rate per 100,000: 5.13Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 997 Rate per 100,000: 5.04Year: 2007 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 997 Rate per 100,000: 5.04Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 932 Rate per 100,000: 4.75Year: 2006 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 932 Rate per 100,000: 4.75Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 924 Rate per 100,000: 4.73Year: 2005 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 924 Rate per 100,000: 4.73Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 932 Rate per 100,000: 4.77Year: 2004 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 932 Rate per 100,000: 4.77Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 909 Rate per 100,000: 4.66Year: 2003 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 909 Rate per 100,000: 4.66Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 911 Rate per 100,000: 4.67Year: 2002 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 911 Rate per 100,000: 4.67Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 871 Rate per 100,000: 4.45Year: 2001 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 871 Rate per 100,000: 4.45Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 854 Rate per 100,000: 4.32Year: 2000 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 854 Rate per 100,000: 4.32Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 912 Rate per 100,000: 4.57Year: 1999 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 912 Rate per 100,000: 4.57Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 961 Rate per 100,000: 4.74Year: 1998 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 961 Rate per 100,000: 4.74Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 988 Rate per 100,000: 4.80Year: 1997 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 988 Rate per 100,000: 4.80Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,013 Rate per 100,000: 4.87Year: 1996 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,013 Rate per 100,000: 4.87Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,058 Rate per 100,000: 5.05Year: 1995 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,058 Rate per 100,000: 5.05Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,059 Rate per 100,000: 5.02Year: 1994 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,059 Rate per 100,000: 5.02Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,089 Rate per 100,000: 5.12Year: 1993 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,089 Rate per 100,000: 5.12Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,070 Rate per 100,000: 4.99Year: 1992 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,070 Rate per 100,000: 4.99Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,153 Rate per 100,000: 5.34Year: 1991 Age Group: 25-34yr Number of deaths: 1,153 Rate per 100,000: 5.34

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From 1991 to 2009, suicide rates were consistently higher among females ages 45 to 54 years compared to the other age groups. Since 1999, the rate in this age group has risen 41.7%, from 6.59 per 100,000 in 1999 to 9.34 per 100,000 in 2009. In the same time period, the rate among females ages 55 to 64 years has risen 42.3%, from 5.18 to 7.37 per 100,000. In comparison, suicide rates among females ages 25 to 34 years and 35 to 44 years increased only 10.9% and 15.5% since 1999, respectively. Though the overall suicide rates were lower in females compared to males, females experienced a greater percentage increase in all age groups between 1999 and 2009.

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Footnote: *All rates are age specific. Rates based on less than 20 deaths are statistically unreliable.

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