Suicide Mortality, Arizona, 1986-1996
TABLE 23


DIFFERENCES IN THE RISK OF SUICIDE DEATH AMONG NATIVE-BORN AND NON-NATIVE ARIZONANS, 1984-1996

Arizona residents:*

Age Group

Born in Arizona

Born elsewhere

Total

Elderly, 65 years or older

Total persons in 1990

40.048

435,009

475,057

Total suicide, 1984-1996

90

1,744

1,834

Average annual suicide rate

17.3

30.8

29.7

Persons 64 or younger

Total persons in 1990

1,205,308

1,972,484

3,177,792

Total suicides, 1984-1996

1,891

5,242

7,133

Average annual suicide rate

12.1

20.5

17.3

Total , all age groups

Total persons in 1990

1,245,356

2,407,493

3,652,849

Total suicides, 1984--1996

1,981

6,986

8,967

Average annual suicide rate

12.2

22.3

18.9

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*Source: 1990 Census Public-Use Microdata Sample File. Population Statistics Unit in the Department of Economic Security.

 

Average annual suicide rate = Number of suicides per 100,000 persons in specified group per year. The 1990 census counts (i.e., population at mid-point) multiplied by thirteen were used as denominators for average annual rate calculation.



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