Prognosis of Suicide


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Suicide usually refers to the likely outcome of Suicide. The prognosis of Suicide may include the duration of Suicide, chances of complications of Suicide, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Suicide, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Suicide. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Average life years lost from Suicide: 33.8 years (SEER)1; 36.6 in North Carolina2; 29.2 average YPLL/person for suicide in Michigan3.
Deaths from Suicide: 29,199 annual cases in 1999 USA including 16,599 by firearm (NVHS Sep 2001)
Complications: see complications of Suicide

1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

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