Age-Adjusted Suicide Mortality Rates by State in 1993


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Number of suicides per 100,000 age-adjusted population
Within this measure Arizona ranks seventh in the country


Comparison of suicide rates by state for persons of all ages, 1990-1993

1991 1992 1993

Rank

State

Suicide rate

Rank

State

Suicide rate

Rank

State

Suicide rate

1.

Nevada 24.8 1. Nevada 24.6 1. Wyoming 22.6
2. Montana 19.9 2. New Mexico 19.2 2. Nevada 21.5
3. Wyoming 18.9 3. Montana 18.6 3. Montana 18.3
4. New Mexico 18.3 4. Wyoming 18.1 4. New Mexico 18.0
5. ARIZONA 17.5 5. Colorado 17.3 5. Alaska 17.6
6. Colorado 16.7 6. ARIZONA 17.1 6. Idaho 17.6
7. Vermont 16.2 7. Oregon 16.4 7. ARIZONA 17.6
8. Utah 16.2 8. Idaho 15.8 8. South Dakota 16.6
9. Idaho 15.9 9. Alaska 15.3 9. Colorado 16.1
10. Florida 15.8 10. Florida 15.0 10. Utah 15.3
UNITED STATES 12.2 UNITED STATES 12.0 UNITED STATES 11.23

rate = The number of suicides per 100,000 population (unadjusted for age composition).

1993 is the latest year for which the total suicide mortality rates are available by state.

National data is taken provided by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control in "Injury Mortality; National Summary of Injury Mortality Data 1987-1993". Published June 1996.


This report is generated by:
Christopher K. Mrela, Ph.D.
Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics

For more information contact:
Public Health Services
Office of Health Planning, Evaluation and Statistics
Arizona Center for Health Statistics

Phone: 602/542-7333; FAX: 602/542-1244


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