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2005 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

1.82a Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, United States, 1999 and 2002.

1.82b Suicide deaths per 100,000 population, by State, 1999 and 2002.

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-CM codes X60-X84, Y87.0).

Comments

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

Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population.

Adults with serious mental illness who received mental health treatment or counseling. Percent of adults diagnosed with a new episode of depression and initiated on an antidepressant drug who remained on an antidepressant medication through the continuation phase of treatment.

 

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