Suicide among adults aged 35–64 years, United States, 1999–2010


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Patel N, Kegler S.
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC.

This CDC data report (MMWR) highlights recent 28% increase in suicide rates among adults between the ages of 35 and 64 between 1999 and 2010 while suicide rate changes for younger and older groups were comparatively small. Increases were particularly high among non-Hispanic whites and American Indian/Alaska Natives and for both men and women for all three leading mechanisms: hanging/suffocation, poisoning, and firearms. Suicide rates increased across the U.S. with statistically significant increases in 39 states and all four regions of the country.