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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 18-1.

Tables

1.68a Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population, United States, 2000.

1.68b Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population, United States, 1999.

1.68c Deaths due to suicide per 100,000 population, by state, 2000.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.

Denominator

U.S. population.

Numerator

Number of deaths due to suicide (ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0).

Comments

Suicides may be undercounted because of difficulty in the determination of suicidal intent by coroner or medical examiner.

Data are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

1990-based postcensal population estimates were used to calculate death rates. Future reports will present rates based on intercensal population estimates for 1998 and 1999 and bridged-race population estimates for 2000 and subsequent years.

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