Average Annual Suicide Mortality Rates Among Persons 19 Years Old or Less, 1985-1995


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Number of suicides per 100,000 persons of specified age

A general tendency of the suicide mortality rates to increase with age was seen among persons 18 or younger. Suicides and average annual suicide mortality rates by single age among persons 19 years of younger, 1985-1995


Suicides and average annual suicide mortality rates by single age among persons 19 years of younger, 1985-1995

Age 1990 Population Total Suicides
1985-1995
Average Rate
1985-1995
10 54,050 0 n/a
11 52,282 7 1.2
12 51,298 16 2.8
13 50,279 21 3.8
14 48,682 30 5.6
10-14 256,591 74 2.6
15 49,514 58 10.6
16 49,048 93 17.2
17 49,601 108 19.8
15-17 148,163 259 15.9
18 52,397 124 21.5
19 60,362 136 20.5
18-19 112,759 260 21.0
ALL, < 20 517,513 593 10.4

Total Suicides were calculated for the entire period 1985-1995.

The 1990 census counts multiplied by eleven were used as denominators for average annual rate calculation.


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

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Public Health Services
Office of Health Planning, Evaluation and Statistics
Arizona Center for Health Statistics

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