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What is Suicide?

What is Suicide?

  • Suicide: Taking one's own life or attempting to do so.
  • Suicide: Suicide is the act of ending one's own life. (from Wikipedia)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Suicide: the act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide".
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Suicide: Introduction

Types of Suicide:

Broader types of Suicide:

How many people get Suicide?

Incidence (annual) of Suicide: 29,199 annual cases of actual suicide in 1999 USA (NVHS Sep 2001)
Incidence Rate of Suicide: approx 1 in 9,315 or 0.01% or 29,200 people in USA [about data]
Incidence of Suicide: The 1998 age-adjusted rate** was 10.4/100,000, or 0.01% (Source: excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH)

Who gets Suicide?

Gender Profile for Suicide: More men than women died by suicide

  • The gender ratio was 4:1
  • 72% of all suicide deaths were white men
  • 79% of all firearm suicide deaths were white men
(Source: excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH)

Racial Information for Suicide: Suicide death rates for young Native American women are nearly twice the national average, but are lower than average in older women. (Source: excerpt from Native American Women's Health: NWHIC)

How serious is Suicide?

Complications of Suicide: see complications of Suicide
Average life years lost for Suicide: 33.8 years (SEER)1; 36.6 in North Carolina2; 29.2 average YPLL/person for suicide in Michigan3.
Deaths for Suicide: 29,199 annual cases in 1999 USA including 16,599 by firearm (NVHS Sep 2001)

What causes Suicide?

Causes of Suicide: see causes of Suicide
Risk factors for Suicide: see risk factors for Suicide

What are the symptoms of Suicide?

Symptoms of Suicide: see symptoms of Suicide

Complications of Suicide: see complications of Suicide

Can anyone else get Suicide?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Suicide

Suicide: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Suicide.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Suicide.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Suicide: see treatments for Suicide
Research for Suicide: see research for Suicide

Society issues for Suicide

Hospitalizations for Suicide: 132,253 cases in America 2002 (CDC, 2004)

Organs Affected by Suicide:

Organs and body systems related to Suicide include:

Name and Aliases of Suicide

Main name of condition: Suicide

Other names or spellings for Suicide:

Self-destruction, Self-annihilation
Source - WordNet 2.1

Suicide: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Suicide:

1. SEER Cancer Statistics Review 1975-2000, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2
3. Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, MDCH, Michigan, USA

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