Surveillance for violent deaths – National Violent Death Reporting System, 16 States, 2007
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MMWR. May 14, 2010; 59(04);1-50. This report is the third summary of data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). According to the report, 16,319 violent deaths were recorded in 16 NVDRS states in 2007, of which 56.6 percent were suicides. Suicides occurred at higher rates among males, American Indians/Alaska Natives, non-Hispanic whites, and persons aged 45-54 years. Suicides were precipitated primarily by mental health, intimate partner, or physical health problems, or by a crisis during the preceding two weeks.