Complete Indicator Profile - Suicide Mortality Rate - Ages 25+ (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 7B)

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Complete Indicator Profile of Suicide Mortality Rate - Ages 25+ (HA2020 Leading Health Indicator: 7B)

Definition

Suicide mortality rate is defined as the number of resident deaths resulting from the intentional use of force against oneself per 100,000 population for the age group, in this case ages 25 and older. The definition of suicide is "death arising from an act inflicted upon oneself with the intent to kill oneself." ICD-9 codes: E950-E959. ICD-10 codes: *U03, X60-X84, Y87.0.

Numerator

Number of deaths of individuals 25 and older resulting from the intentional use of force against oneself.

Denominator

Mid-year resident population of ages 25 and older for the same calendar year.

Data Interpretation Issues

The suicide mortality data for those 25 years of age and older are undergoing a review in August 2014 and may change as a result of updated information.

Why Is This Important?

The economic and human cost of suicidal behavior to individuals, families, communities and society makes suicide a serious public health problem. Alaska had the highest age-adjusted suicide rate in the nation in 2010, the most recent year for which national data are currently available.[1] During the 2005-2009 period, suicide was the leading cause of death among Alaskans aged 15-44 years and the sixth leading cause of death overall in Alaska.[2] Between 2007 and 2011, Alaska's suicide rates continued to be the highest among males, young adults, American Indian/Alaska Native people, and persons living the rural regions of the state.[1] Mental illness and other life stressors are highly associated with suicide.

Reference:
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics Reports Vol. 61, Number 4, May 8, 2013.
2. Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Other Objectives

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 23.5 suicides per 100,000 aged 25 and older



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Graphical Data Views

Suicide mortality rate per 100,000, ages 25 and older, all Alaskans, Alaska Natives, and U.S., 2000-2020

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Alaska Comparisons Year Suicide mortality rate per 100,000 aged 25+ Numer- ator
Record Count: 47
All Alaskans 2000 23.4
All Alaskans 2001 19.5
All Alaskans 2002 25.1
All Alaskans 2003 22.2
All Alaskans 2004 26.5
All Alaskans 2005 24.2
All Alaskans 2006 21.4
All Alaskans 2007 27.4
All Alaskans 2008 28.5
All Alaskans 2009 23.8
All Alaskans 2010 25.0 112
All Alaskans 2011 23.1 106
All Alaskans 2012 27.4 128
Alaska Natives 2000 **
Alaska Natives 2001 33.3
Alaska Natives 2002 36.5
Alaska Natives 2003 34.2
Alaska Natives 2004 57.0
Alaska Natives 2005 58.2
Alaska Natives 2006 34.8
Alaska Natives 2007 46.6
Alaska Natives 2008 42.3
Alaska Natives 2009 34.4
Alaska Natives 2010 36.4 23
Alaska Natives 2011 38.4 25
Alaska Natives 2012 47.0 31
U.S. 2000 13.8
U.S. 2001 14.3
U.S. 2002 14.7
U.S. 2003 14.5
U.S. 2004 14.6
U.S. 2005 14.6
U.S. 2006 14.8
U.S. 2007 15.3
U.S. 2008 15.8
U.S. 2009 16.0
U.S. 2010 16.4
U.S. 2011 **
U.S. 2012 **
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2013 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2014 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2015 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2016 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2017 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2018 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2019 23.5
Healthy Alaskans Goal 2020 23.5

Data Notes

Healthy Alaskans 2020 Target: 23.5 suicides per 100,000 aged 25 and older

** Data Not Available

Data for Alaska Natives from 2001 and 2003 are based upon fewer than 20 occurrences and are considered statistically unreliable. These data should be used with caution.

Data Sources

  • Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services
  • National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


More Resources and Links

Alaska and national goals may be found at the following sites:

Maps of health indicators for various subdivisions of Alaska may be found at the following site:

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

Page Content Updated On 08/13/2014, Published on 08/13/2014
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Fri, 28 November 2014 4:05:43 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov".

Content updated: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:22:36 AKDT