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QuickStats : Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by State — United States, 2012
  • Published Date:
    November 14 2014
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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014; 63(45):1041
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    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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    In 2012, the overall age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States was 12.6 per 100,000 population. Among states, Wyoming had the highest suicide rate (29.6), followed by Alaska (23.0), Montana (22.6), New Mexico (21.3), and Utah (21.0). The District of Columbia had the lowest suicide rate (5.7), followed by New Jersey (7.4), New York (8.3), Massachusetts (8.7), and Rhode Island (9.5). For 34 states, suicide rates were higher than the overall U.S. rate. In 2012, a total of 40,600 suicides were reported in the United States. Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 2012. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm. Reported by: Betzaida Tejada-Vera, MS, fsz2@cdc.gov, 301-458-4231.
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