Suicide Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996
TABLE 20


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


Non-Hispanic white Hispanic Black American Indian Asian Unknown TOTAL
Firearms and Explosives (E955) Count 430 65 10 19 2 1 527
Percent 69.9% 75.6% 76.9% 45.2% 40.0% 100.0% 69.2%
Hanging, Strangulation or Suffocation (E953) Count 67 15 2 17 2 0 103
Percent 10.9% 17.4% 15.4% 40.5% 40.0% .0% 13.5%
Poisoning by Solid or Liquid Substances (E950) Count 51 5 0 4 0 0 60
Percent 8.3% 5.8% .0% 9.5% .0% .0% 7.9%
Poisoning by Gases or Vapors(E951-E952) Count 38 0 0 0 0 0 38
Percent 6.2% .0% .0% .0% .0% .0% 5.0%
Cutting or Piercing Instruments (E956) Count 13 1 0 0 1 0 15
Percent 2.1% 1.2% .0% .0% 20.0% .0% 2.0%
Submersion/Drowning (E954) Count 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Percent .3% .0% .0% .0% .0% .0% .3%
Other or Unspecified Means and Late Effects Count 14 0 1 2 0 0 17
Percent 2.3% .0% 7.7% 4.8% .0% .0% 2.2%
TOTAL Count 615 86 13 42 5 1 762
Percent 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%


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