QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates* for Males and Females, by Race† and Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2020
Weekly / February 25, 2022 / 71(8);326
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* Age-adjusted suicide rates are per 100,000 standard population. Suicides were identified using International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision codes U03, X60–X84, and Y87.0.
† Rates for 2000–2017 are based on multiple-race mortality data that were bridged to single-race categories based on the 1977 Office of Management and Budget standard for the classification of race and ethnicity. Rates for 2018–2020 were based on the 1997 Office of Management and Budget standards and might differ slightly compared with the 1977 standards. https://dx.doi.org/10.15620/cdc:103476external icon
After increasing from 2000 to 2018, age-adjusted suicide rates for non-Hispanic White males and females declined from 2018 to 2020, from 28.6 per 100,000 to 27.2 for males and from 8.0 to 6.9 for females. Rates for non-Hispanic Black males and Hispanic males were lower than that for non-Hispanic White males over the entire period and increased more recently to 13.1 and 12.3, respectively, in 2020. Rates for non-Hispanic Black females and Hispanic females, also lower than rates for non-Hispanic White females over the entire period, generally increased throughout most of the period and then leveled off to 2.9 and 2.8, respectively, in 2020. Rates for all races and ethnic groups were higher for males than for females throughout the period.
Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates for Males and Females, by Race and Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:326. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7108a7external icon.
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