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The U.S. Age-Adjusted Suicide Rate Has Increased By 33% In Two Decades

The age-adjusted suicide rate in the United States increased 33%, from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 14.0 per 100,000 in 2017. The rates were highest in rural counties in both 1999, when it was 1.4 times the rate of urban counties, and 2017, when it was 1.8 times the rate for urban counties.
These findings were reported in “Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2017” by Holly Hedegaard, M.D., Sally C. Curtin, M.A., and Margaret Warner, Ph.D., for the National …

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