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National Suicide Statistics at a Glance

Suicide Rates* Among Persons Ages 25–64 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, United States, 2005–2009

Race/Ethnicity: Asian/PI** Sex: Males Number of deaths: 1,976 Rate per 100,000: 9.92Race/Ethnicity: Asian/PI** Sex: Females Number of deaths: 890 Rate per 100,000: 3.96Race/Ethnicity: AI/AK Native** Sex: Males Number of deaths: 892 Rate per 100,000: 29.26Race/Ethnicity: AI/AK Native** Sex: Females Number of deaths: 270 Rate per 100,000: 8.36Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Sex: Males Number of deaths: 6,647 Rate per 100,000: 11.70Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic Sex: Females Number of deaths: 1,309 Rate per 100,000: 2.41Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic Black Sex: Males Number of deaths: 5,553 Rate per 100,000: 12.34Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic Black Sex: Females Number of deaths: 1,240 Rate per 100,000: 2.42Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White Sex: Males Number of deaths: 79,787 Rate per 100,000: 29.69Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White Sex: Females Number of deaths: 24,408 Rate per 100,000: 8.98

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During 2005–2009, the highest suicide rates for males ages 25 to 64 years were among Non-Hispanic Whites with 29.69 suicides per 100,000 followed by American Indian/Alaskan Natives with 29.26 suicides per 100,000. The highest rates for females ages 25 to 64 years were among the Non-Hispanic Whites with 8.98 suicides per 100,000 followed by American Indian/Alaskan Natives with 8.36 suicides per 100,000.

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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