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Table 1.77a: Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, United States, 1999 and 2001

  2001 1999
Population group Number Ratea Standard error Number Ratea Standard error
             
Total 30,607 10.7 0.1 29,183 10.5 0.1
             
Age (not age adjusted)            
    0-17 1,027 1.4 0.0 1,004 DNA DNA
    18-44 14,928 13.3 0.1 14,713 DNA DNA
    45-64 9,259 14.4 0.1 7,977 13.2 0.1
    65 and over 5,393 15.3 0.2 5,489 15.8 0.2
             
Race            
    American Indian or Alaska Native 321 10.5 0.6 291 10.1 0.6
    Asian or Pacific Islander 633 5.4 0.2 657 6.0 0.2
      Asian DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
      Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC DNC
    Black or African American 1,957 5.5 0.1 1,948 5.6 0.1
    White 27,696 11.7 0.1 26,287 11.3 0.1
             
Ethnicity            
    Hispanic 1,848 5.7 0.1 1,693 5.9 0.2
    Non-Hispanic 28,642 11.3 0.1 27,370 11.0 0.1
      Black or African American 1,904 5.5 0.1 1,922 5.7 0.1
      White 25,809 12.5 0.1 24,528 12.0 0.1
             
Gender            
    Male 24,658 18.2 0.1 23,442 17.8 0.1
    Female 5,949 4.0 0.1 5,741 4.0 0.1
             
Education (age 25-64)            
    Less than high school 3,051 17.4 0.3 2,988 17.7 0.3
    High school graduate 8,679 19.2 0.2 8,104 18.4 0.2
    At least some college 7,593 9.5 0.1 6,872 9.4 0.1
             

a Rates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DNC - Data system does not collect data for this population.

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

 

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