Suicide Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996
TABLE 17


SUICIDE MORTALITY BY MEANS OF INJURY AND GENDER, ARIZONA, 1996


Male Female TOTAL
Firearms and Explosives (E955) Count 450 77 527
Percent 72.7% 53.8% 69.2%
Hanging, Strangulation or Suffocation (E953) Count 85 18 103
Percent 13.7% 12.6% 13.5%
Poisoning by Solid or Liquid Substances (E950) Count 29 31 60
Percent 4.7% 21.7% 7.9%
Poisoning by Gases or Vapors(E951-E952) Count 32 6 38
Percent 5.2% 4.2% 5.0%
Cutting or Piercing Instruments(E956) Count 11 4 15
Percent 1.8% 2.8% 2.0%
Submersion/Drowning (E954) Count 1 1 2
Percent .2% .7% .3%
Other or Unspecified Means and Late Effects Count 11 6 17
Percent 1.8% 4.2% 2.2%
TOTAL Count 619 143 762
Percent 100% 100% 100%


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Arizona Center for Health Statistics
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