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Suicide rate

This indicator shows the suicide rate per 100,000 population. Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting effects on individuals, families, and communities. Mental disorders and/or substance abuse have been found in the great majority of people who have died by suicide. In Maryland, approximately 500 lives are lost each year to this preventable cause of death.

Measurement Period: 2013-2015

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Data Trend

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    Jurisdiction2007-20092008-20102009-20112010-20122011-20132012-20142013-2015
    Maryland8.98.78.98.899.29.1


    Jurisdiction2007-20092008-20102009-20112010-20122011-20132012-20142013-2015
    Allegany11.211.411.912118.8*
    Anne Arundel9.49.59.49.39.410.410.9
    Baltimore City7.988.38.27.38.38
    Baltimore County9.79.510.110.310.510.29.6
    Calvert8.810.911.415.414.716.5*
    Caroline*******
    Carroll10.48.89.29.411.814.815.1
    Cecil13.612.816.813.615.113.4*
    Charles12.511.11110.211.110.5*
    Dorchester*******
    Frederick11.711.810.18.91010.210
    Garrett*******
    Harford11.311.911.211.310.711.611.4
    Howard7.98.49.39.28.87.87.8
    Kent*******
    Montgomery76.97.377.377.3
    Prince George's6.4665.75.85.75.3
    Queen Anne's****16.717*
    Saint Mary's11.91211.11211.812.8*
    Somerset*******
    Talbot*******
    Washington12.510.611.211.814.514.114.1
    Wicomico10.910.59.59.410.212.2*
    Worcester12.812.313.813.512**

Data Details

  • Source Maryland DHMH Vital Statistics Administration (VSA)
    Numerator Average number of deaths due to suicide (ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y870 and U030)
    Denominator Population (middle year) from Maryland DHMH Vital Statistics Administration (VSA)
    Reporting Threshold (*) 20. Rate not reported if below threshold. Counts may be available upon request.
    Calculation (Numerator/Denominator)*100,000= 3-Year Calculation. These data are age-adjusted to 2000 U.S. standard population.
    Race/ ethnicity All races/ ethnicities (aggregated)
    Black Non-Hispanic
    Hispanic
    White Non-Hispanic
    Asian/ Pacific Islander Non-Hispanic
    Other None
 
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