Average Annual Suicide Mortality Rates by Marital Status, 1985-1995


Number of suicides per 100,000 persons per year

Married Arizonans clearly were the least likely to end their own lives compared to Arizonans in other marital statuses. Marital disruption in the form of divorce or death of a spouse was a factor that increased the risk of committing suicide. A widowed person was 1.95 times and a divorced person 2.9 times more likely to end his/her own life than a married Arizonan.

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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Kurt Batsche, ADHS, OHPES