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Suicide Rate by Sex, 2016

In 2016, females had a lower suicide rate than males. The rate for males was 3.5 times the rate for females.

Males: 21.4 per 100,000 population (age adjusted)
Females: 6.0 per 100,000 population (age adjusted)

Data sources: National Vital Statistics System–Mortality (NVSS–M), CDC/NCHS; Bridged-race Population Estimates, CDC/NCHS and Census.


Suicides

In 2016, there were 13.5 suicides per 100,000 population (age adjusted).

HP2020 Target: 10.2 suicides per 100,000 population (age adjusted)

24.4% decrease needed.

Data sources: National Vital Statistics System–Mortality (NVSS–M), CDC/NCHS; Bridged-race Population Estimates, CDC/NCHS and Census.


Major Depressive Episodes (MDEs)

In 2016, 12.8% of adolescents aged 12–17 years had an MDE in the past 12 months.

HP2020 Target: 7.5%

41.4% decrease needed.

Data source: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), SAMHSA.