Surveillance for violent deaths. – National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 states, 2006


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

MMWR. March 20, 2009; 58(SS01):1-44. This report is the second summary of data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). According to the report, 15,395 violent deaths were recorded in 16 NVDRS states in 2006, of which 56 percent were suicides. Suicides were: occurring at higher rates among males, American Indians/Alaska Natives, non-Hispanic whites, and persons aged 45-54 years; most often occurring in a house or apartment and involving the use of firearms; precipitated primarily by mental-health, intimate-partner, or physical-health problems or by a crisis during the preceding 2 weeks.