Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Arizona Ranks High In National Suicide Rates

Suicide-preventionNew government data shows Arizona has one of the highest middle-aged suicide rates in the country.  The 589 suicides in Arizona of people aged 35 to 64 in 2010 marked nearly a 16-percent increase from a decade earlier. 

Nationally, the overall middle-aged suicide rate rose by 28-percent from 1999-to-2010.  That is a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis. 

The suicide report was released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  It shows that Arizona had a rate of 24 suicides per 100,000 residents aged 35-to-64 in 2010.

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