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Table 52a: Race - Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, by race, United States, 2000a

  Total AI/AN API Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                     
Total 29,343 10.6 297 12 615 5.8 1,962 5.6 26,469 11.5
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 1,089 1.5 31 3.8 26 0.8 113 1 919 1.7
    18-44 14,566 13.4 210 20.4 359 7.2 1,321 8.8 12,676 14.4
    45-64 8,382 13.7 47 11.2 147 6.5 378 5.8 7,810 15
    65 and over 5,306 15.3 9 * 83 9.9 150 5.1 5,064 16.4
                     
Gender                    
    Female 5,732 4 60 4.6 164 3 326 1.8 5,182 4.4
    Male 23,611 18.1 237 19.6 451 9.2 1,636 10.2 21,287 19.4
                     
Education (age 25-64)                    
    Less than high school graduate 3,032 18.4 45 17.9 49 8.2 198 8.4 2,740 20.8
    High school graduate 8,236 18.8 79 19.8 138 10.8 556 9.1 7,463 20.7
    At least some college 6,971 9.3 46 8.7 205 5.1 389 5.2 6,331 9.9

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality (based on < 20 deaths).

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; API: Asian or Pacific Islander

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System.

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