Suicide Rates Continue to Rise, According to CDC

June 20, 2018 | Risk Management News

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From 2000 through 2016, the average age-adjusted suicide rate increased 30%, from 10.4 per 100,000 population to 13.5 per 100,000 population, according to a June 2018 Data Brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Analyzing data from the National Vital Statistics System, NHCS found that from 2000 to 2006, the U.S. suicide rate increased by about 1% per year; from 2006 through 2016, the rate increased by about 2% per year. The suicide rate for U.S. males increased 21%, from 17.7 per 100,000 population in 2000 to 21.4 in 2016. For U.S. females, the rate increased 50%, from 4.0 per 100,000 population in 2000 to 6.0 in 2016.

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