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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 66c: Education - Suicide deaths per 100,000 populationa, by education, United States, 2001

  Total Less than high school graduate* High school graduate* At least some college*
Population group Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE Number Rate SE
                         
Total 30,607 10.7 0.1 3,051 17.4 0.3 8,679 19.2 0.2 7,593 9.5 0.1
                         
Age (not age adjusted)                        
    25-44 11,705 13.8 0.1 4,978 51.4 0.7 13,824 54.5 0.5 11,313 24.4 0.2
    45-64 9,259 14.4 0.1 4,175 50.6 0.8 12,213 60.3 0.5 11,466 33.9 0.3
                         
Race                        
    American Indian or Alaska Native 321 10.5 0.6 37 12.0 2.0 96 17.7 1.8 56 9.4 1.3
    Asian or Pacific Islander 633 5.4 0.2 46 7.4 1.1 133 9.3 0.8 210 4.6 0.3
    Black or African American 1,957 5.5 0.1 202 8.1 0.6 603 9.5 0.4 395 5.0 0.3
    White 27,696 11.7 0.1 2,766 19.8 0.4 7,847 21.2 0.2 6,932 10.3 0.1
                         
Ethnicity                        
    Hispanic 1,848 5.7 0.1 410 2.8 0.1 484 4.9 0.2 268 2.6 0.2
    Non-Hispanic 28,642 11.3 0.1 2,636 12.5 0.3 8,176 9.9 0.1 7,302 4.8 0.1
      Black or African American 1,904 5.5 0.1 198 4.1 0.3 583 4.6 0.2 388 2.4 0.1
      White 25,809 12.5 0.1 2,357 16.3 0.3 7,372 11.2 0.1 6,649 5.2 0.1
                         
Gender                        
    Female 5,949 4.0 0.1 536 6.3 0.3 1,704 7.4 0.2 1,949 4.8 0.1
    Male 24,658 18.2 0.1 2,515 27.7 0.6 6,975 30.9 0.4 5,644 14.3 0.2
                         

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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