Navigation Links
Suicide Rates Vary by Region: CDC

THURSDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- There's a suicide every 15 minutes in the United States, and for every person who takes his or her own life there are many more who think about, plan or attempt suicide, according to a federal report released Thursday.

The analysis of 2008-09 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that rates of serious thoughts of suicide range from about 1 in 50 adults in Georgia (2.1 percent) to 1 in 15 in Utah (6.8 percent). Rates of suicide attempts range from 1 in 1,000 adults in Delaware and Georgia (0.1 percent) to 1 in 67 in Rhode Island (1.5 percent).

Overall, more than 2.2 million adults (1.0 percent) reported making suicide plans in the past year, and more than 1 million (0.5 percent) said they attempted suicide in the past year, according to the researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Young adults (ages 18 to 29) were much more likely than adults aged 30 and older to have suicidal thoughts, make suicide plans and attempt suicide. Rates of serious suicidal thoughts were much higher among women than men, the report found.

Suicide rates were consistently higher in western states, especially the Rocky Mountain states, according to the report. It found that adults in the Midwest and West were more likely to have suicidal thoughts than adults in the Northeast and South, and adults in the Midwest were more likely to make suicide plans than those in the South. Suicide attempts did not vary by region.

"Multiple factors contribute to risk for suicidal behavior. The variations identified in this report might reflect differences in the frequency of risk factors and the social and economic makeup of the study populations," Linda C. Degutis, director of CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, said in an agency news release.

"These differences can influence the types of prevention strategies used in communities and the groups included," she explained.

SAMHSA Administrator Pam Hyde said: "Suicide is a preventable tragedy. With this new data we will be able to work more effectively to reach people at risk and help keep them safe. For people in need, help is always available by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255)."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more about suicide prevention.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, Oct. 20, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NIH funds continued research in suicide prevention in China
2. Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study
3. Teens, College-Age Youth at High Risk of Suicide, Expert Says
4. Insulation from public pressure leads to more accurate suicide reporting by death investigators
5. Many Military Vets in College Plagued By Thoughts of Suicide
6. Mayo Clinic: Primary physicians may hold key to suicide prevention
7. Suicide Among Veterans All Too Common, Study Finds
8. Europes Suicides Up, Road Deaths Down After Economy Tanked
9. Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts by Young Men Alarms Experts
10. Common anti-inflammatory coaxes liver cancer cells to commit suicide
11. School bullying, violence against LGBT youth linked to risk of suicide, HIV infection
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare ... scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare ... activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the ... in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the ... She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Orleans, LA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... centers in the U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in ... will occupy the former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture ... , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... DIEGO , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN ... medical device is now successfully helping those with the ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, ... dressed and washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at ... in painful spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, ... of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced ... influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... to seasonal influenza and presents a challenge ... prior exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: