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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Twenty Leading Causes of Death Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, United States, 2009

Cause of death: Viral Hepatitis Number of deaths: 7,694Cause of death: Unintentional Injury Number of deaths: 114,556Cause of death: Suicide Number of deaths: 36,891Cause of death: Septicemia Number of deaths: 35,313Cause of death: Pneumonitis Number of deaths: 15,928Cause of death: Parkinson's Disease Number of deaths: 20,565Cause of death: Nephritis Number of deaths: 48,803Cause of death: Malignant Neoplasms Number of deaths: 566,713Cause of death: Liver Disease Number of deaths: 30,550Cause of death: Influenza & Pneumonia Number of deaths: 53,187Cause of death: Hypertension Number of deaths: 25,731Cause of death: Homicide Number of deaths: 15,969Cause of death: Heart Disease Number of deaths: 598,748Cause of death: HIV Number of deaths: 9,402Cause of death: Diabetes Mellitus Number of deaths: 68,691Cause of death: Chronic Low. Respiratory Disease Number of deaths: 137,194Cause of death: Cerebrovascular Number of deaths: 128,612Cause of death: Benign Neoplasms Number of deaths: 14,450Cause of death: Aortic Aneurysm Number of deaths: 10,591Cause of death: Alzheimer's Disease Number of deaths: 79,003
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In 2009, suicide was ranked as the 10th leading cause of death among persons ages 10 years and older, accounting for 36,891 deaths.

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