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Table 52c: Education - Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, by education, United States, 2000a

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
                 
Total 29,343 10.6 3,032 18.4 8,236 18.8 6,971 9.3
                 
Age (not age adjusted)                
    25-44 11,354 13.8 4,965 54.6 13,276 53.4 10,524 23.9
    45-64 8,382 13.7 4,131 52.7 11,432 60.2 10,389 33.2
                 
Race                
    American Indian or Alaska Native 297 12 45 17.9 79 19.8 46 8.7
    Asian or Pacific Islander 615 5.8 49 8.2 138 10.8 205 5.1
    Black or African American 1,962 5.6 198 8.4 556 9.1 389 5.2
    White 26,469 11.5 2,740 20.8 7,463 20.7 6,331 9.9
                 
Ethnicity                
    Hispanic 1,786 6.1 404 6.5 434 10.1 255 5.6
    Non-Hispanic 27,422 11.1 2,621 26.4 7,777 19.8 6,692 9.4
      Black or African American 1,923 5.8 192 9 550 9.5 381 5.3
      White 24,613 12.1 2,337 33.6 7,014 21.9 6,067 10.1
                 
Gender                
    Female 5,732 4 525 6.5 1,630 7.3 1,838 4.8
    Male 23,611 18.1 2,507 29.8 6,606 30.8 5,133 13.8

aRates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

*Education data are for persons age 25-64 only.

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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