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Table 52b: Ethnicity - Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, by ethnicity, United States, 2000a

          Non-Hispanic
  Total Hispanic* Total** Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                     
Total 29,343 10.6 1,786 6.1 27,422 11.1 1,923 5.8 24,613 12.1
                     
Age (not age adjusted)                    
    0-17 1,089 1.5 103 0.9 981 1.7 112 1.1 816 1.8
    18-44 14,566 13.4 1,178 8.3 13,319 14.1 1,294 9.1 11,475 15.3
    45-64 8,382 13.7 346 7.1 7,992 14.2 367 5.9 7,433 15.7
    65 and over 5,306 15.3 159 8.2 5,130 15.6 150 5.3 4,889 16.8
                     
Gender                    
    Female 5,732 4 262 1.8 5,445 4.2 322 1.9 4,905 4.7
    Male 23,611 18.1 1,524 10.8 21,977 18.8 1,601 10.5 19,708 20.2
                     
Education (age 25-64)                    
    Less than high school graduate 3,032 18.4 404 6.5 2,621 26.4 192 9 2,337 33.6
    High school graduate 8,236 18.8 434 10.1 7,777 19.8 550 9.5 7,014 21.9
    At least some college 6,971 9.3 255 5.6 6,692 9.4 381 5.3 6,067 10.1

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

**Includes persons of other races not shown.

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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