Deaths from Suicide


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Deaths from Suicide: 29,199 annual cases in 1999 USA including 16,599 by firearm (NVHS Sep 2001)
Suicide deaths related to Suicide: 29,199 annual cases in 1999 USA including 16,599 by firearm (NVHS Sep 2001); 12.3 per 100,000 with 3,681 cases of "self-inflicted" deaths in Canada 19971
Deaths information for Suicide: The total number of suicide deaths was 30,575 2
Average life years lost from Suicide: 33.8 years (SEER)3; 36.6 in North Carolina4; 29.2 average YPLL/person for suicide in Michigan5.

Death statistics for Suicide: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Suicide:

  • 12.3 per 100,000 with 3,681 cases of "self-inflicted" deaths in Canada 19971
  • 10.8 per 100,000 people died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Caused 2,683 deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 2,150 male deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • 2.1% of all deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Increased by 105% in 15-19 year old African-American men in America from 1980-96 (National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • 30,622 deaths in America 2001 (CDC, 2004)
  • Ranked 8th leading cause of death for all men in America 2003 (National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • Men are 4 time more likely to die from suicide than women in America 2003 (CDC,2004)
  • Rates highest in white people in America 2003 (CDC,2004)
  • 24,672 deaths in America 2001 (CDC,2004)
  • Ranked 3rd leading cause of death among 15 to 24 year olds in America (National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • 3,971 deaths in 15-24 year olds in America 2001 (National Centre for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • Rate increased 233% in blacks aged 10-14 in America 1980-1995 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Rate increased 126% in whites aged 10-14 in America 1980-1995 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Rate increased 146% in blacks boys aged 15-19 in America 1980-1995 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Rate increased 22% in white boys aged 15-19 in America 1980-1995 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 18.2 per 100,000 males died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 4 per 100,000 females died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 5.7 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 10.1 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.6 per 100,000 Hispanic females died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 11.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 19.2 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 4.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic females died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 12.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white people died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 21.0 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white males died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 4.9 per 100,000 non-Hispanic white females died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 5.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black people died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 9.9 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black males died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 1.8 per 100,000 non-Hispanic black females died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 10.5 per 100,000 American Indian or Alaska Native people died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 10.7 per 100,000 people died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 11.7 per 100,000 white people died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 18.2 per 100,000 men died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 4.0 per 100,000 women died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS 2003)
  • 5.4 per 100,000 Asian/Pacific Islander people died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 5.5 per 100,000 black people died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • 5.7 per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino people died from suicide in USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)
  • Suicide death statistics by age in the USA:
    • suicide caused 5.9% of deaths for age 10-14 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • suicide caused 11.7% of deaths for age 15-19 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • suicide caused 13.5% of deaths for age 20-24 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • suicide caused 12.4% of deaths for age 25-34 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • suicide caused 7.2% of deaths for age 35-44 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • suicide caused 3.3% of deaths for age 45-54 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
    • suicide caused 1.2% of deaths for age 55-64 years in USA 1999 [NVSR 2001]
  • 0.8% of all female deaths was due to suicide in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 1,817 men died from suicide in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2.6% of all male deaths was due to suicide in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 503 women died from suicide in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Canadian suicide statistics:
    • 2,923 male deaths in Canada 1992 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 786 female deaths in Canada 1992 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 78.8% of deaths occur in men in Canada 1992 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 21.2% of deaths occur in women Canada 1992 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
    • 3,709 deaths in Canada 1992 (Statistics Canada, Health Canada)
  • Suicide death statistics for various countries:
    • Estimated 6.6 deaths per 100,000 population in Argentina 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 1.2 deaths per 100,000 population in Bahamas 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 4.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Belize 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 4.9 deaths per 100,000 population in Brazil 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 12.9 deaths per 100,000 population in Canada 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.1 deaths per 100,000 population in Cayman Islands 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 6.6 deaths per 100,000 population in Chile 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.2 deaths per 100,000 population in Colombia 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.8 deaths per 100,000 population in Costa Rica 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 18.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Cuba 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.9 deaths per 100,000 population in Dominican Republic 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 6.4 deaths per 100,000 population in Ecuador 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 11.5 deaths per 100,000 population in El Salvador 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 1.1 deaths per 100,000 population in Grenada 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 11.1 deaths per 100,000 population in Guyana 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 0.5 deaths per 100,000 population in Haiti 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 3.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Mexico 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 11.5 deaths per 100,000 population in Nicaragua 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.9 deaths per 100,000 population in Panama 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 3.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Paraguay 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.3 deaths per 100,000 population in Peru 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 8.1 deaths per 100,000 population in Puerto Rico 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 5.9 deaths per 100,000 population in Saint Vincent and the Greenadines 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 14.0 deaths per 100,000 population in Trinidad and Tobago 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 6.4 deaths per 100,000 population in Turks and Caicos Islands 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 11.1 deaths per 100,000 population in the US 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 13.1 deaths per 100,000 population in Uruguay 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 4.8 deaths per 100,000 population in Venezuela 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 2.6 deaths per 100,000 population in Virgin Islands - UK 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
    • Estimated 4.7 deaths per 100,000 population in Virgin Islands - US 1997 (Regional Core Health Data Initiative, Pan American Health Organisation, 2003)
  • 0.0 per 100,000 people died from a suicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 17.5 per 100,000 people died from transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 16.4 per 100,000 people died from unintentional transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.1 per 100,000 people died from homicidal transport injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 11 per 100,000 males died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.4 per 100,000 females died from suicide using firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 1.8 per 100,000 people died from suicidal poisoning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 2.2 per 100,000 people died from suicidal suffocation in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from homicidal suffocation in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 5.9 per 100,000 people died from suicidal firearm injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from suicidal fire/flame injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from suicidal fire or hot object/substance injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from a suicidal fall injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 people died from suicidal drowning in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.2 per 100,000 people died from suicidal cutting or piercing injury in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)

Deaths from Suicide: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to death from Suicide:



Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
2. excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH
3. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
4. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
5. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

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