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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 66a: Suicide deaths per 100,000 populationa, by race, United States, 2001

  Total AI/AN API Black or African American White
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                               
Total 30,607 10.7 0.1 321 10.5 0.6 633 5.4 0.2 1,957 5.5 0.1 27,696 11.7 0.1
                               
Age (not age adjusted)                              
    0-17 1,027 1.4 0.0 37 3.6 0.6 30 1.0 0.2 93 0.8 0.1 867 1.5 0.1
    18-44 14,928 13.3 0.1 217 16.8 1.1 355 6.3 0.3 1,298 8.4 0.2 13,058 14.5 0.1
    45-64 9,259 14.4 0.1 56 10 1.3 149 5.9 0.5 408 5.8 0.3 8,646 15.9 0.2
    65 and over 5,393 15.3 0.2 11 * * 99 10.6 1.1 158 5.4 0.4 5,125 16.4 0.2
                               
Gender                              
    Female 5,949 4.0 0.1 62 4.0 0.5 176 2.9 0.2 330 1.8 0.1 5,381 4.5 0.1
    Male 24,658 18.2 0.1 259 17.4 1.2 457 8.4 0.4 1,627 9.8 0.3 22,315 19.6 0.1
                               
Education (age 25-64)                              
    Less than high school graduate 3,051 17.4 0.3 37 12.0 2.0 46 7.4 1.1 202 8.1 0.6 2,766 19.8 0.4
    High school graduate 8,679 19.2 0.2 96 17.7 1.8 133 9.3 0.8 603 9.5 0.4 7,847 21.2 0.2
    At least some college 7,593 9.5 0.1 56 9.4 1.3 210 4.6 0.3 395 5.0 0.3 6,932 10.3 0.1
                               

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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