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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 10 Years and Older, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009

Race/Ethnicity: Asian/PI** Sex: Males Number of deaths: 2,848 Rate per 100,000: 9.53Race/Ethnicity: Asian/PI** Sex: Females Number of deaths: 1,321 Rate per 100,000: 3.97Race/Ethnicity: AI/AK Native** Sex: Males Number of deaths: 1,468 Rate per 100,000: 27.61Race/Ethnicity: AI/AK Native** Sex: Females Number of deaths: 446 Rate per 100,000: 7.87Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Sex: Males Number of deaths: 9,816 Rate per 100,000: 12.28Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Sex: Females Number of deaths: 1,926 Rate per 100,000: 2.34Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic Black Sex: Males Number of deaths: 8,152 Rate per 100,000: 11.01Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic Black Sex: Females Number of deaths: 1,712 Rate per 100,000: 1.99Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White Sex: Males Number of deaths: 114,284 Rate per 100,000: 25.96Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White Sex: Females Number of deaths: 30,942 Rate per 100,000: 6.71
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During 2005–2009, the highest suicide rates were among American Indian/Alaskan Native males with 27.61 suicides per 100,000 and Non-Hispanic White males with 25.96 suicides per 100,000. Of all female race/ethnicity groups, the American Indian/Alaskan Natives and Non-Hispanic Whites had the highest rates with 7.87 and 6.71 suicides per 100,000, respectively. The Asian/Pacific Islanders had the lowest suicide rates among males while the Non-Hispanic Blacks had the lowest suicide rate among females.

Footnote: *All rates are age-adjusted to the standard 2000 population. Rates based on less than 20 deaths are not shown as they are statistically unreliable. ** AI/AK Native: American Indian/Alaskan Native, PI: Pacific Islander

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