CDC: Rural Americans More Likely to Die by Suicide

CDC: Rural Americans More Likely to Die by Suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. And, according to CDC data released Oct. 6 in a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,(www.cdc.gov) rural counties had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001 to 2015. Of the more than half a million total suicides that occurred during this period, the breakdown by urbanization level was as follows: For this study, researchers analyzed data from the National Vital Statistics System(www.cdc.gov) that included demographic, geographic and mechanism-of-death information from death certificates filed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They specifically examined annual county level...

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