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Data for Suicide by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

Race/Ethnicity Deaths per 100,000 (age-adjusted) Lower Limit Upper Limit Numerator
Total 12.7 12.0 13.4 1,281
White (Non-Hispanic) 16.5 15.6 17.5 1,140
Black (Non-Hispanic) 4.1 3.2 5.0 87
American Indian (Non-Hispanic) ** 9
Other (Non-Hispanic) 8.5 4.9 12.1 21
Hispanic 3.3 2.0 4.6 24

Data Notes

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. 

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Definition

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

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of suicide deaths (ICD-10: X60-X84 and Y87.0)
Denominator: Total resident population

Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 12/05/2013


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