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Suicide and Self-Inflicted Injury

Data are for the U.S.

Health care use

  • Number of emergency department visits for self-inflicted injury: 713,000

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Emergency Department Summary Tables, table 17 [PDF - 481 KB]

Mortality

All suicides

  • Number of deaths: 38,364
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 12.4
  • Cause of death rank: 10

Firearm suicides

  • Number of deaths: 19,392
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 6.3

Suffocation suicides

  • Number of deaths: 9,493
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.1

Poisoning suicides

  • Number of deaths: 6,599
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2010, table 18 [PDF - 3.1 MB]

 

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