"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.
Suicide Rate North Carolina vs. HNC 2020 Target, 2008-2012
Deaths were coded under the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Age-adjusted death rates
were calculated using the direct method and the projected United States 2000 population as the standard.
The HNC 2020 target, which is the target to be reached by 2020, is repeated in the data table for graphing purposes.
Death Certificate Database, State Center for Health Statistics
NCHS Bridged Population Estimates