QuickStats: Age-adjusted rates for suicide, by urbanization of county of residence — United States, 2004 and 2013


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Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Chen LH, Ingram DD
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

This bar chart shows the age-adjusted suicide rate from 2004 to 2013 increased in all county urbanization categories, with the smallest increase (7%) in large central metropolitan counties and the largest increases in small metropolitan, town/city (micropolitan) and rural counties (approximately 20% in each). For both years, suicide rates were increasingly higher as counties became less urbanized. For 2013, the age-adjusted suicide rate in rural counties was 1.7 times the rate for large central metropolitan counties (17.6 compared with 10.3 deaths per 100,000).