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Important Facts for Suicide

Definition

Suicides include all resident deaths where a suicide was coded as the underlying (primary) cause of death.

Numerator

Number of suicide deaths (ICD-10: X60-X84 and Y87.0)

Denominator

Total resident population

Why Is This Important?

"In 2008, suicide was the fourth leading cause of injury death in North Carolina and was among the top five leading causes of injury death for North Carolinians aged 10 years and older. Depression, which is the second leading cause of life lived with a disability in the state, is a leading cause of suicide." - North Carolina Institute of Medicine. Healthy North Carolina 2020: A Better State of Health.

Other Objectives

Healthy North Carolina 2020

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Content updated: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:23:26 EDT