Injury Disparities: Suicides

Injury Disparities: Suicides

Injury Disparities: Suicides

This infographic focuses on the suicide rates (per 100,000) of adolescents and young adults ages 10 through 24 from 2014-2016. It breaks out these deaths by sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and location.

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This is part of a series on injury disparities. Find the additional infographics here:

This infographic focuses on the suicide rates (per 100,000) of adolescents and young adults ages 10 through 24 from 2014-2016

BY SEX­­­1

Males have higher suicide rates than females

Table 1. Suicide Rates by Sex, Ages 10-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

Female

Male

Death Rates

10-19

3.2

8.3

20-24

5.4

24.3

BY RACE/ETHNICITY1

American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and Whites have the highest suicide rates

 

Table 2. Suicide Rates by Race/Ethnicity, Ages 10-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

White

Black

Hispanic

Asian

AI/AN

Death Rates

10-19

7.2

3.6

3.7

4.2

17.0

20-24

17.9

11.3

10.2

12.6

36.9

 

AI/AN young adults are more likely to die by suicide than any other race. They are:

  • 3.6 times as likely than Hispanics
  • 3.3 times as likely than Blacks
  • 2.9 times as likely than Asians
  • 2.1 times as likely than Whites

…to die by suicide

BY SEXUAL ORIENTATION2

High school students who identify as bisexual, gay, or lesbian are significantly more likely to report attempting suicide within the past year

  • Bisexuals were 5 times as likely
  • Gays and lesbians were 3.3 times as likely

…than heterosexuals to report attempting suicide within the past year

BY LOCATION1

Rural/non-metro have higher suicide rates of adolescents and young adults*
 

Table 3. Suicide Rates by Urban-Rural Status, Ages 10-24, 2014-2016

 

Age Group

Urban/Metro

Rural/Non-Metro

Death Rates

10-19

5.5

7.9

20-24

14.3

20.1

MORE INFORMATION

*We defined adolescents as 10 through 19 years and young adults as 20 through 24 years

Sources: 1. NCHS Vital Statistics System, 2014-2016
2. CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2015 

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