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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 10–24 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009

Race/Ethnicity: Asian/PI** Sex: Males Number of deaths: 510 Rate per 100,000: 6.42Race/Ethnicity: Asian/PI** Sex: Females Number of deaths: 213 Rate per 100,000: 2.77Race/Ethnicity: AI/AK Native** Sex: Males Number of deaths: 526 Rate per 100,000: 31.27Race/Ethnicity: AI/AK Native** Sex: Females Number of deaths: 166 Rate per 100,000: 10.16Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Sex: Males Number of deaths: 2,377 Rate per 100,000: 7.33Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Sex: Females Number of deaths: 490 Rate per 100,000: 1.66Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic Black Sex: Males Number of deaths: 1,980 Rate per 100,000: 8.05Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic Black Sex: Females Number of deaths: 372 Rate per 100,000: 1.54Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White Sex: Males Number of deaths: 13,020 Rate per 100,000: 13.38Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White Sex: Females Number of deaths: 2,634 Rate per 100,000: 2.83

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During 2005–2009, the highest suicide rates for those ages 10-24 years were among the American Indian/Alaskan Natives with 31.27 and 10.16 suicides per 100,000 among males and females, respectively.

Footnote: *All rates are age specific. 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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