Suicide Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996
TABLE 1


AGE-SPECIFICa AND TOTAL AGE-ADJUSTEDb SUICIDE MORTALITY RATES, ARIZONA AND UNITED STATES, 1986-1996 AND AVERAGE AGE AT DEATH FROM SUICIDE FOR ARIZONA

YEAR

AREA

AGE GROUPS:

Total Age-adjusted Suicide Mortality Rate

Average Age at Death from Suicide

15-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65+

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

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

NA

19.3 (687)

11.7

44.2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995

AZ

U.S

21.6

13.3

30.0

15.4

30.0

15.2

22.5

14.6

19.8

13.3

29.0

18.1

19.5 (858)

11.2

43.9

1996

AZ

U.S

20.9

12.1

22.3

NA

24.4

NA

21.8

NA

14.9

NA

23.3

NA

16.3 (762)

10.8

43.9

aNumber of suicides per 100,000 population in specified age groups.

bThe age-adjusted rates presented in this report were computed by the direct method, that is by applying the age-pecific death rate for suicide to the standard population distributed by age. The total U.S. population as enumerated in 1940 was selected as the standard. The"age-adjustment" or "age-standardization" removes the effects of the age differences in population composition.

cThe number in parenthesis is the number of suicides to Arizona residents.



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