QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates,*,† by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018
Weekly / May 1, 2020 / 69(17);529
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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, Tenth Revision codes X60–X84, Y87.0, and also code U03.
In 2018, the U.S. suicide rate was 14.2 per 100,000 standard population, with rates varying by state. The five states with the highest age-adjusted suicide rates were Wyoming (25.2), New Mexico (25.0), Montana (24.9), Alaska (24.6), and Idaho (23.9). The five jurisdictions with the lowest suicide rates were the District of Columbia (7.5), New Jersey (8.3), New York (8.3), Rhode Island (9.5), and Massachusetts (9.9).
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 1999–2018. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4086; Arialdi M. Minino, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by State — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:529. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6917a4external icon.
For more information on this topic, CDC recommends the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/index.html.
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