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Prevalence and Incidence of Suicide

Incidence (annual) of Suicide:

29,199 annual cases of actual suicide in 1999 USA (NVHS Sep 2001) ... see also overview of Suicide.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 9,315 or 0.01% or 29,200 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "29,199 annual cases of actual suicide in 1999 USA (NVHS Sep 2001)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Suicide:

29,199 per year, 2,433 per month, 561 per week, 79 per day, 3 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "29,199 annual cases of actual suicide in 1999 USA (NVHS Sep 2001)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence of Suicide:

The 1998 age-adjusted rate** was 10.4/100,000, or 0.01% (Source: excerpt from Suicide Facts: NIMH)

Death statistics for Suicide:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Suicide:

  • 12.3 per 100,000 with 3,681 cases of "self-inflicted" deaths in Canada 19971
  • 10.8 per 100,000 people died from suicide in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Caused 2,683 deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • Caused 2,150 male deaths in Australia in 1988 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2002)
  • more statistics...»

More Statistics about Suicide:

  • Deaths and related statistics
  • All statistics for Suicide

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Suicide usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Suicide at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Suicide refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Suicide diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

    Footnotes:
    1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997

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