National Suicide Statistics at a Glance
Trends in Suicide Rates* Among Males Ages 25–64 Years, by Age Group, United States, 1991–2009
Since 1999, the suicide rate among males ages 45 to 54 years has continued to increase. In 2009, the rate in the group was 29.31 per 100,000, up 36.5% from 21.48 per 100,000 in 1999. Males ages 55 to 64 years have experienced a similar increase, and in 2009 the rate was up 32.0% from the rate in 1999 (from 19.78 in 1999 to 26.10 in 2009). In the same time period, the suicide rates among males ages 25 to 34 years and 35 to 44 years have remained more stable, increasing only 1.3% and 11.2%, respectively.
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Footnote: *All rates are age specific. Rates based on less than 20 deaths are statistically unreliable.
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