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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.82a
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, United States, 1999 and 2002
    2002 1999
Population group Number Ratea Standard error Number Ratea Standard error
               
Total   31,645 10.9 0.1 29,183 10.5 0.1
               
Age (not age adjusted) 0-17 974 1.3 0.0 1,004 DNA DNA
18-44 15,197 13.4 0.1 14,713 DNA DNA
45-64 9,926 14.9 0.1 7,977 13.2 0.1
65 and over 5,548 15.6 0.2 5,489 15.8 0.2
               
Race American Indian or Alaska Native 324 10.2 0.6 291 10.1 0.6
Asian or Pacific Islander 661 5.4 0.2 657 6.0 0.2
Black 1,939 5.3 0.1 1,948 5.6 0.1
White 28,721 12.0 0.1 26,287 11.3 0.1
               
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 1,952 5.7 0.1 1,693 5.9 0.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 29,539 11.6 0.1 27,370 11.0 0.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 1,896 5.4 0.1 1,922 5.7 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 26,687 12.9 0.1 24,528 12.0 0.1
               
Gender Female 6,246 4.2 0.1 5,741 4.0 0.1
Male 25,399 18.4 0.1 23,442 17.8 0.1
               
Education (age 25-64) Less than high school 3,210 17.9 0.3 2,988 17.7 0.3
High school graduate 9,237 20.4 0.2 8,104 18.4 0.2
At least some college 8,133 9.9 0.1 6,872 9.4 0.1
               

a Estimates are age adjusted to the 2000 standard population, except where indicated.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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

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