Suicide by County, 1985-1995


Suicide mortality rates by county of residence, 1985-1995

County of Residence 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Apache

Cochise

Coconino

16.0

12.5

17.4

21.5

13.3

18.0

19.2

16.0

21.8

20.2

15.6

10.6

10.5

16.3

19.4

16.2

21.5

12.4

22.4

22.2

16.1

12.7

14.8

16.8

15.6

13.6

21.2

4.6

26.9

17.9

14.1

22.8

25.5

Gila

Graham

Greenlee

9.3

8.6

11.5

15.1

4.1

--

34.9

16.2

41.6

9.9

20.3

31.5

24.4

15.9

--

34.8

--

--

9.9

7.4

--

28.2

18.1

--

26.1

17.8

23.6

25.9

14.0

23.4

38.4

19.1

35.3

La Paz

Maricopa

Mohave

27.8

17.0

31.7

21.3

18.5

29.7

49.5

18.3

34.1

35.0

17.7

29.5

76.1

16.6

14.4

36.1

18.2

28.9

21.4

15.8

28.3

20.2

14.6

32.2

26.6

17.3

32.0

6.5

17.3

34.5

24.2

18.0

27.7

Navajo

Pima

Pinal

18.0

18.7

16.0

17.6

17.9

28.9

18.5

21.5

24.3

12.9

21.3

20.9

23.9

18.4

15.9

20.6

17.8

29.2

21.6

18.6

26.9

24.9

19.1

19.6

30.6

18.4

19.2

26.5

21.1

21.3

26.6

18.3

20.5

Santa Cruz

Yavapai

Yuma

14.8

25.0

16.6

--

25.1

15.9

3.4

29.5

8.9

10.0

23.5

16.4

6.5

42.6

19.3

3.5

32.5

11.2

16.2

22.3

16.3

9.7

29.8

12.4

9.4

22.2

13.0

12.3

32.3

16.1

9.0

33.7

13.0

ARIZONA 17.7 18.6 19.8 18.5 18.0 18.9 17.5 17.1 19.1 20.2 20.5

Rates per 100,000 population (unadjusted for differences in the age composition)


Number of suicides for persons 15-19 years old by county of residence and year and average annual suicide rates for Arizona, 1985-1995

COUNTY 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Average Rate,
1985-1995
Apache 0 4 3 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 23.4
Cochise 0 1 0 3 3 1 3 0 3 3 1 21.2
Coconino 0 3 2 1 0 3 2 2 1 1 3 16.6
Gila 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 30.1
Graham 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 15.3
Greenlee 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.5
La Paz 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21.2
Maricopa 28 17 30 18 19 25 27 16 30 32 28 17.0
Mohave 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 2 2 1 0 23.6
Navajo 1 3 2 1 4 2 1 1 3 2 1 28.1
Pima 107 7 9 10 5 6 5 8 9 4 15.1
Pinal 0 2 2 5 1 0 3 2 2 2 1 21.3
Santa Cruz 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6.9
Yavapai 1 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 1 3 2 22.7
Yuma 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 2 11.1
ARIZONA TOTAL 41 37 52 47 48 42 49 34 58 62 52 18.2

rate = The total number of suicides in 1985-1995 per 100,000 persons 15-19 years old per year.

Arizona total may include records with unknown county of residence.


Number of suicides for the elderly by county of residence and year and average annual death rates for 1985-1995

COUNTY 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Average Rate
1985-1995
Apache 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 26.4
Cochise 6 4 3 4 3 8 5 3 2 5 6 35.8
Coconino 2 3 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 1 26.3
Gila 1 3 2 0 5 5 1 6 4 5 6 44.2
Graham 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 16.3
Greenlee 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 20.3
La Paz 1 0 0 3 8 3 1 1 2 0 1 68.8
Maricopa 54 76 67 76 71 76 69 60 70 67 82 26.4
Mohave 6 6 9 10 3 6 10 12 10 6 11 42.0
Navajo 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 0 0 20.0
Pima 16 23 35 32 32 20 28 36 32 31 36 31.9
Pinal 4 3 3 3 4 8 6 6 7 6 6 32.0
Santa Cruz 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 20.3
Yavapai 9 7 4 6 19 17 8 14 15 9 12 42.6
Yuma 3 2 4 4 5 4 9 3 3 9 4 30.7
ARIZONA TOTAL 108 128 131 143 156 150 144 148 151 141 170 29.9

rate = the total number of suicides in 1985-1995 per 100,000 elderly 65 years or older per year

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

From 1985 to 1995, the annual suicide rates were at least 17 percent higher in Yavapai County than the corresponding rate for the entire state. The annual number of suicides and suicide rates for several counties with small populations (Graham, Gila, Greenlee, La Paz and Santa Cruz) varied considerably from year to year).

Yavapai, Navajo, Mohave, Gila, and Apache counties had the highest 1985-1995 average annual suicide death rates among 15-19 year olds.

La Paz, Gila, Mohave and Yavapai counties had the highest suicide mortality rates among the elderly 65 and older in the 1985-1995 period.


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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