Suicide by Gender, 1985-1995


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Number of suicides per 100,000 persons in specified gender/age group per year

A general tendency of the suicide mortality rates to increase with age was seen among elderly males 65 -84 years old.

Gender-specific age-adjusted suicide mortality rates indicate that men are more likely than women to commit suicide. The 1995 male suicide rate (30.8/100,000) was 3.7 times greater than the corresponding female rate (8.4/100,000). Approximately 8 out of every ten suicide victims (78.3 percent) in 1995 were males


Number of suicides and suicide mortality rates by age group and gender, 1995

AGE GROUP
MALE FEMALE TOTAL
Number Rate Number Rate Number Rate
< 15 4 2.7 7 4.8 11 3.7
15-19 47 33.0 5 3.7 52 18.7
20-24 60 39.7 11 7.9 71 24.4
25-34 165 50.0 28 9.0 193 30.0
35-44 138 43.6 52 16.4 190 30.0
45-54 69 30.2 36 15.1 105 22.5
55-64 47 30.4 18 10.4 65 19.8
65+ 140 55.2 30 9.1 170 29.0
Total 671 32.5 187 8.9 858 20.5


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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