Men, Women, Young, Old All Use Firearms as Their Leading Method of Suicide: Webinar Suicidal R&PT

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Suicide by Firearms:

Number

Rate

Percent of Total

All Other Methods

Number

Rate

Percent of Total

Firearm suicides USA

17,424

6.4

57.0%

All Other USA

13,151

4.9

43.0%

Firearm suicides Young

2,510

6.7

60.7%

All Other Young

1,625

4.4

39.3%

Firearm suicides Old

4,113

12.0

70.9%

All Other Old

1,690

4.9

29.1%

Firearm suicides Male

15,104

11.4

61.6%

All Other Male

9,434

7.1

38.4%

Firearm suicides Female

2,320

1.7

38.4%

All Other Female

3,717

2.7

61.6%

 


U.S.A. Suicide Rates by Age

(Rates per 100,000 population)

1990-1998

Age

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

5-14

00.5

00.4

00.3

00.4

00.4

00.5

00.5

00.5

00.7

15-24

9.9

9.8

9.6

9.9

10.0

10.5

10.9

10.9

10.9

25-44

13.9

13.8

14.5

14.6

14.5

15.0

15.5

15.7

15.6

45-64

15.3

16.0

16.7

17.5

18.0

18.6

18.8

19.1

19.1

65-84

14.2

13.8

13.9

14.6

14.5

14.5

15.1

15.0

15.9

85-+

18.3

17.3

17.0

16.4

16.4

17.6

16.9

17.8

18.6

 


10 Leading Causes of Death in the U.S.A.

(total of 2,337,256 deaths)

Rank Cause of Death

Rate

Deaths

1

Diseases of the heart

268.2

724,859

2

Malignant neoplasms

200.3

541,532

3

Cerebrovascular diseases

58.6

158,448

4

Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases

41.7

112,584

5

Accidents

36.2

97,835

6

Pneumonia & influenza

34.0

91,871

7

Diabetes mellitus

24.0

64,751

8

Suicide

11.3

30,575

9

Nephritis, nephrosis

9.7

26,182

10

Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

9.3

25,192

All other causes (Residual)

171.5

463,427


Old made up 12.7% of 1998 population but committed 19.0% of the suicides.

Young were 13.8% of 1998 population and committed 13.5% of the suicides.


Official data source: Murphy, S.L. (2000). Deaths: Final data for 1998. National Vital Statistics Report, 48(11). Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. DHHS Publication No. (PHS) 2000-1120. [Data to be published in the 1998 annual volume of Vital Statistics of the United States.]

Population figures source: of the CDC reports(2014) publication above.

 

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