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Table 1.91a
Suicide deaths per 100,000 population,a United States, 1999 and 2004
Population group 2004 1999
Number Rate Standard error Number Rate Standard error
Total   32,428 10.9 0.1 29,183 10.5 0.1
Age, not age adjusted 0-17 1,029 1.4 0.0 1,004 DNA DNA
18-44 15,284 13.5 0.1 14,713 DNA DNA
45-64 10,917 15.4 0.1 7,977 13.2 0.1
65 and over 5,198 14.3 0.2 5,489 15.8 0.2
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 403 12.2 0.6 291 10.1 0.6
Asian/Pacific Islander 765 5.8 0.2 657 6.0 0.2
Black 2,018 5.3 0.1 1,948 5.6 0.1
White 29,242 12.0 0.1 26,287 11.3 0.1
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 2,204 5.9 0.1 1,693 5.9 0.2
Non-Hispanic, all races 30,109 11.6 0.1 27,370 11.0 0.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 1,969 5.5 0.1 1,922 5.7 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 27,000 12.9 0.1 24,528 12.0 0.1
Gender Male 25,555 18.0 0.1 23,442 17.8 0.1
Female 6,873 4.5 0.1 5,741 4.0 0.1
Education, ages 25-64 Less than high school 2,495 21.7 0.4 2,988 17.7 0.3
High school graduate 7,030 21.5 0.3 8,104 18.4 0.2
At least some college 5,964 10.6 0.1 6,872 9.4 0.1
Residence locationb Large central metro 8,321 9.6 0.1 DNA DNA DNA
Large fringe metro 6,839 9.5 0.1 DNA DNA DNA
Medium metro 6,776 11.5 0.1 DNA DNA DNA
Small metro 3,492 12.4 0.2 DNA DNA DNA
Micropolitan (nonmetro) 4,067 13.2 0.2 DNA DNA DNA
Noncore (nonmetro) 2,933 14.8 0.3 DNA DNA DNA

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

b For more information, see the National Vital Statistics System entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

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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