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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.87a
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population,a United States, 1999 and 2003
    2003 1999
Population group Number Rate Standard error Number Rate Standard error
Total 31,477 10.8 0.1 29,183 10.5 0.1
Age, not age adjusted 0-17 918 1.3 0.0 1,004 DNA DNA
18-44 14,987 13.2 0.1 14,713 DNA DNA
45-64 10,324 15.0 0.1 7,977 13.2 0.1
65 and over 5,248 14.6 0.2 5,489 15.8 0.2
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 322 10.0 0.6 291 10.1 0.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 722 5.6 0.2 657 6.0 0.2
Black 1,955 5.2 0.1 1,948 5.6 0.1
White 28,478 11.8 0.1 26,287 11.3 0.1
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 2,007 5.6 0.1 1,693 5.9 0.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 29,365 11.4 0.1 27,370 11.0 0.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 1,918 5.4 0.1 1,922 5.7 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 26,432 12.7 0.1 24,528 12.0 0.1
Gender Female 6,281 4.2 0.1 5,741 4.0 0.1
Male 25,196 18.0 0.1 23,442 17.8 0.1
Education, age 25-64 Less than high school 2,726 20.8 0.4 2,988 17.7 0.3
High school graduate 7,893 21.0 0.2 8,104 18.4 0.2
At least some college 6,710 10.2 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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