QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Rates* of Suicide,† by State— National Vital Statistics System, United States,§ 2017
Weekly / September 13, 2019 / 68(36);798
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Abbreviation: DC = District of Columbia.
* Deaths per 100,000 population, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population.
† Suicides are identified using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision underlying cause of death codes U03, X60–X84, and Y87.0.
§ The overall U.S. age-adjusted rate for suicide was 14.0 per 100,000 population in 2017.
In 2017, the U.S. age-adjusted suicide rate was 14.0 per 100,000 population, but rates varied by state. The five states with the highest rates were Montana (28.9 deaths per 100,000 population), Alaska (27.0), Wyoming (26.9), New Mexico (23.3), and Idaho (23.2). The five with the lowest rates were the District of Columbia (6.6), New York (8.1), New Jersey (8.3), Massachusetts (9.5), and Maryland (9.8).
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System. Mortality Data, 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/deaths.htm.
Reported by: Matthew F. Garnett, MPH, Mgarnett@cdc.gov, 301-458-4383; Holly Hedegaard, MD.
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 Rates of Suicide, by State— National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2017. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2019;68:798. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6836a5external icon.
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