CDC: Suicide Rates Have Increased in Almost Every State

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that suicide rates are rising in nearly every state.

A new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that suicide rates are rising in nearly every state.

In an examination of state-level trends in suicide rates that ranged from 1999-2016, researchers from the CDC reported that rates increased by at least 6% in all states but Nevada, which reported a 1% decrease, in that span of time. Half (n= 25) of all states had suicide rate increases of at least 30%.

The increases were considered statistically significant in 44 of the states, with adjustments made for age, state, and sex across the 6 consecutive 3-year time periods observed. With considerations to gender, significant suicide rate increases were observed among males and females in 34 and 43 states, respectively.

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