QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates,*,† by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016
Weekly / April 13, 2018 / 67(14);433
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* Deaths per 100,000 population are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† As underlying cause of death, suicide is identified with International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision codes X60–X84, Y87.0, and also code U03.
From 2015 to 2016, the age-adjusted suicide rate for the total U.S. population increased from 13.3 per 100,000 standard population to 13.5 (an increase of 1.5%). The rate increased from 5.8 to 6.3 (8.6%) for non-Hispanic blacks and from 6.2 to 6.7 (8.1%) for Hispanics; it remained unchanged for non-Hispanic whites. In both 2015 and 2016, the non-Hispanic white rate was nearly three times the non-Hispanic black rate and 2.5 times the rate for the Hispanic population.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2016. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4086.
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 Suicide Rates,by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:433. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6714a6external icon.
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