Friday, October 7, 2016

63% increase in suicide among middle-aged American women


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Ophelia -- John Everett Millais (1852)




Centers for Disease Control




In 1999, 5,741 U.S. women died by suicide (rate per 100,000 = 4.0). In 2014, the female suicide rate increased to 5.8/100,000, involving 9,660 victims.



In the same time period (1999-2014), the suicide rate for middle aged U.S. women (ages 45-64) increased 63%, from 6.0 to 9.8, or, from 1,868 to 4,195 victims.




The rates for men increased 16% (all ages) and 43% (45-64).


What's changed from 1999 to 2014 and why is it causing such disastrous consequences?




Table. Number of deaths, death rates by age, and age-adjusted death rates for suicide, by Hispanic origin and race and sex: United States, 1999 and 2014

[Rates per 100,000 population estimated as of July 1]
Hispanic origin and race and age (years)FemaleMale
 
19992014Percent change in rate, 1999–201419992014Percent change in rate, 1999–2014
NumberRateNumberRateNumberRateNumberRate
All races1          
All ages25,7414.09,6605.84523,45817.833,11320.716
10–14500.51501.52001921.92752.637
15–245753.09904.6533,32616.84,08918.28
25–442,3595.53,0187.2319,21321.610,25724.313
45–641,8686.04,1959.8636,10920.812,09929.743
65–744204.18285.9442,05124.73,28226.68
75 and over4694.54774.0-112,54942.43,10638.8-8
Not stated*1**16*3**
Non-Hispanic white3          
All ages24,9144.78,0307.56019,62020.227,36825.828
10–14330.5941.72401402.11903.357
15–244143.46535.4592,41619.22,84222.417
25–441,9816.82,4019.8447,41525.27,86731.726
45–641,6787.03,71512.6805,389>23.410,61737.159
65–743804.67456.9501,86927.02,98330.714
75 and over4284.84214.5-62,38445.72,86544.0-4
Not stated-*1**6*3**
Non-Hispanic black3          
All ages22941.74552.1241,63010.51,8719.7-8
10–147*14**221.4392.579
15–24552.0912.73540814.842612.3-17
25–441422.51743.02078515.580615.0-3
45–64641.91432.7422789.84549.80
65–7416*221.6*7811.7827.7-34
75 and over10*10**5714.16311.0-22
Not stated-*-**2*-**
Non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander3,4          
All ages21883.43503.534579.08048.9-1
10–141*4**6*6**
15–24354.1534.35829.516312.835
25–44763.81304.1820310.82859.9-8
45–64463.91044.31011811.525112.26
65–7414*304.6*2210.15810.98
75 and over16*296.3*2519.44112.7-35
Not stated-*-**1*-**
Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native3,5          
All ages2544.61188.78922219.834827.438
10–14-*7**2*4**
15–2413*3415.6*7739.18638.2-2
25–44298.25615.79110230.016848.060
45–6412*19**3014.97022.752
65–74-*-**9*11**
75 and over-*-**2*9**
Not stated-*-**-*-**
Hispanic6          
All ages22651.96622.5321,43010.32,58210.30
10–149*311.3*211.4351.40
15–24531.81573.4893389.956211.516
25–441212.32473.03067111.31,10112.612
45–64592.51853.54026311.864012.45
65–7410*282.4*6313.812713.2-4
75 and over13*14**7230.211720.6-32
Not stated-*-**2*-**
Difference in rates between 1999 and 2014 was significant at p < 0.05.
- Quantity zero. Missing values for age were not distributed prior to calculating rates.
* Figure does not meet standards of reliability or precision; based on fewer than 20 cases in the numerator.
1Includes Hispanic origin not stated.
2Age-adjusted using the direct method and the standard 2000 population.
3Race categories are consistent with the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards. In 2014, multiple-race data were reported by 46 states and the District of Columbia; see Technical Notes. The multiple-race data for these reporting areas were bridged to the single-race categories of the 1977 OMB standards for comparability with other reporting areas.
4Includes Aleuts and Eskimos.
5Includes Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, and other Asian or Pacific Islander persons.
6Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
NOTE: Suicide deaths are identified with underlying cause-of-death codes U03, X60–X84, and Y87.0 from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision.
SOURCE: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality, 1999 and 2014.
 

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