Age-Adjusted and Age-Specific Suicide Mortality Rates by Year, Arizona and United States, 1985-1995


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Number of suicide deaths per 100,000 persons


Age specific and total age adjusted suicide mortality rates, Arizona and US, 1985-1995 and age at death from suicide

Age Groups: Total Suicide
Mortality Rate
Average Age
at Death
from Suicide
YEAR 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
1985 AZ

U.S.

20.8

12.0

20.9

15.9

21.6

13.6

22.4

15.6

30.1

15.9

26.6

19.2

17.1 (537)

11.5

44.2

n/a

1986 AZ

U.S.

20.0

13.1

23.6

15.7

25.9

15.2

20.3

16.4

23.6

17.0

31.8

19.5

17.8 (624)

11.7

43.9

n/a

1987 AZ

U.S.

23.1

12.8

23.3

14.8

24.3

14.9

26.9

15.5

29.8

17.8

31.1

n/a

19.3 (687)

11.7

44.2

n/a

1988 AZ

U.S.

24.0

12.8

24.0

15.5

21.7

14.3

19.9

14.8

22.5

15.7

32.6

21.1

17.8 (666)

11.3

44.2

n/a

1989 AZ

U.S.

20.3

13.8

20.3

15.8

25.5

14.7

17.7

16.0

25.1

16.2

34.2

20.3

17.1 (669)

11.7

45.7

n/a

1990 AZ

U.S.

21.5

13.6

25.2

15.1

21.2

14.4

22.0

14.4

24.0

15.2

31.3

20.5

17.7 (692)

11.5

44.7

n/a

1991 AZ

U.S.

20.0

13.1

19.3

14.1

20.5

14.6

26.5

14.0

20.5

14.3

29.3

19.7

16.6 (658)

11.4

45.2

n/a

1992 AZ

U.S.

16.0

12.9

19.5

14.2

23.5

14.4

20.4

14.5

23.5

14.5

29.4

19.1

15.9 (660)

11.1

45.8

n/a

1993 AZ

U.S.

25.3

13.8

24.0

14.9

23.6

14.5

22.4

14.1

21.7

14.2

29.2

19.1

18.5 (755)

11.2

43.5

n/a

1994 AZ

U.S.

30.8

14.9

25.8

16.0

26.3

15.4

23.9

13.2

20.5

14.5

26.7

19.9

20.0 (816)

11.6

42.2

n/a

1995 AZ

U.S

21.6

13.3

30.0

n/a
30.0

n/a
22.5

n/a
19.8

n/a
29.0

n/a
19.5 (858)

11.0

43.9

n/a

Numbers in parenthesis are the number of suicides for Arizona residents.

The 1995 Arizona suicide death rate was 78 percent higher than the national rate, and 86 percent higher than the year 2000 national health objective of 10.5 suicides/100,000 population.

During 1995 a total of 858 Arizona residents committed suicide, an increase of 321 or 59 percent from the 1985 figure of 537. The Arizona age-adjusted suicide mortality rate decreased by 2.5 percent from 20.0 suicides/100,000 persons in 1994 to 19.5/100,000 in 1995, but was the second highest rate of the eleven-year period 1985-1995.


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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