QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate* for Suicide,† by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1975–2015
Weekly / March 17, 2017 / 66(10);285
* Age adjusted rates are suicide deaths per 100,000 standard population.
† Suicides are identified using International Classification of Diseases (ICD), 8th Revision codes E950–E959 for 1975–1978; ICD, 9th Revision codes E950–E959 for 1979–1998; and ICD, 10th Revision codes U03, X60–X84, and Y87.0 for 1999–2015.
There was an overall decline of 24% in the age-adjusted suicide rate from 1977 (13.7 per 100,000) to 2000 (10.4). The rate increased in most years from 2000 to 2015. The 2015 suicide rate (13.3) was 28% higher than in 2000. The rates for males and females followed the overall pattern; however, the rate for males was approximately 3–5 times higher than the rate for females throughout the study period.
Source: CDC. National Vital Statistics System. Mortality data. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Sally C. Curtin, MA, email@example.com, 301-458-4142; Holly Hedegaard, MD; Margaret Warner, PhD.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/index.html.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rate for Suicide, by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 1975–2015. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2017;66:285. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6610a7.
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