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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Percentage* of U.S. High School Students Reporting Considering, Planning, or Attempting Suicide in the Past 12 Months, by Sex, United States, 2009

Attempted suicide Sex: Male Percentage: 4.6%Planned suicide Sex: Male Percentage: 8.6%Considered suicide Sex: Male Percentage: 10.5%Attempted suicide Sex: Female Percentage: 8.1%Planned suicide Sex: Female Percentage: 13.2%Considered suicide Sex: Female Percentage: 17.4%
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Among high school students in the United States, females were more likely to report having considered, planned, and attempted suicide compared to males (considered suicide: 17.4% versus 10.5%, planned suicide: 13.2% versus 8.6%, and attempted suicide: 8.1% versus 4.6%, respectively) in 2009.

Footnote: *Percentages weighted to be nationally representative.

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