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Complete Indicator Report of Suicide

Definition

Number of resident deaths resulting from the intentional use of force against oneself per 100,000 population. ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, *U03.

Numerator

Number of deaths resulting from the intentional use of force against oneself.

Denominator

Total number of persons in the population of Utah.

Data Interpretation Issues

ICD stands for the International Classification of Diseases. It is a coding system maintained by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics used to classify causes of death, such as suicide, on death certificates. These codes are updated every decade or so to account for advances in medical technology. The U.S. is currently using the 10th revision (ICD-10) to code causes of death. The 9th revision (ICD-9) is still used for hospital and emergency department visits.

Why Is This Important?

From 2008 to 2012, Utah's age-adjusted suicide rate was 18.3 per 100,000 persons. This is an average of 466 suicides per year. Utah has one of the highest age-adjusted suicide rates in the U.S. It was the leading cause of injury-related death for Utahns ages 1 to 44 years old in 2011.

Completed suicides are only part of the problem. More people are hospitalized or treated in an emergency room for suicide attempts than are fatally injured. The most recent data show that 2,414 Utahns were seen in emergency departments (2011) and 1,431 Utahns were hospitalized for self-inflicted injuries (2011).

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, during the past 12 months before the survey, 7.3% of Utah high school students attempted suicide one or more times and 2.1% of these students suffered an injury, poisoning, or an overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse.

Data from the 2005-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System showed that 4.6% of Utahns 18 years and older reported thoughts of hurting themselves or that they would be better off dead. Males and females 85 years and older had the highest prevalence (8.0% and 12.4%), followed by males and females 18-24 years of age (7.1% and 9.1%).

All suicide attempts should be taken seriously. Those who survive suicide attempts are often seriously injured and many have depression and other mental health problems.

Suicide is a complex public health issue where victims may be blamed and family members stigmatized. Consequently, suicide is not openly discussed making it difficult to collect meaningful data that is vital to suicide prevention efforts.

Healthy People Objective MHMD-1:

Reduce the suicide rate
U.S. Target: 10.2 suicides per 100,000
State Target: 13.3 suicides per 100,000 population

Other Objectives

Healthy People 2020 Objective IVP-41
Reduce nonfatal intentional self-harm injuries
-U.S. Target: 112.8 emergency department visits per 100,000 population
-State Target: 91.7 emergency department visits per 100,000 population

Healthy People 2020 Objective MHMD-2
Reduce suicide attempts by adolescents
-U.S. Target: 1.7%
-State Target: 6.5%

How Are We Doing?

The 2012 Utah age-adjusted suicide rate was 20.9 per 100,000 population. In the last five years, males (29.0 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher suicide rate than females (7.9 per 100,000 population).

In Utah from 2008 to 2012, males had higher suicide rates than females in every age group. Males and females 45-54 years of age had the highest suicide rates among other age groups (50.2 and 14.6 per 100,000 population).

From 2008 to 2012, Central, Southeastern, Southwest, and TriCounty Local Health Districts had significantly higher age-adjusted suicide rates compared to the state rate.

Among Utah Small Areas, Ben Lomond, Ogden (Downtown), South Salt Lake, Murray, Sandy (NE), Juab/Millard/Sanpete Counties, Carbon/Emery Counties, Grand/San Juan Counties, Washington County (Other), and Southwest LHD (Other) had significantly higher age-adjusted suicide rate than the state rate.

How Do We Compare With U.S.?

Utah's suicide rate has been consistently higher than the national rate. From 2006 to 2010, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the age-adjusted suicide rate for the U.S. was 11.5 per 100,000 population while Utah's age-adjusted suicide rate was 16.5 per 100,000 population during the same time period.

What Is Being Done?

The UDOH Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement the Utah Violent Death Reporting System (UTVDRS). UTVDRS is a data collection and monitoring system that will help Utahns better understand the public health problem of violence by informing decision makers about the magnitude, trends, and characteristics of violent deaths such as suicide, and to evaluate and continue to improve state-based violence prevention policies and programs. Data are collected from the Office of the Medical Examiner, Vital Records, and law enforcement agencies and are linked together to help identify risk factors, understand circumstances, and better characterize perpetrators of violent deaths. UTVDRS is currently in its eighth year of data collection.

The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) has partnered with the Division of Substance and Mental Health (DSAMH) to facilitate the Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Available Services

All Counties, 24 Hours:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team - Salt Lake County
801-587-3000

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Utah
http://www.namiut.org/inform-yourself/suicide-prevention
801-323-9900
Toll Free 877-230-6264

Utah Suicide & Crisis Hotline
http://www.suicidehotlines.com/utah.html
801-587-3000

Valley Mental Health
Suicide Prevention - Crisis Service
http://www.valleymentalhealth.org/Services.aspx
Salt Lake County 801-261-1442, Toll Free 800-537-8739
Summit County 435-649-9079, Toll Free 800-537-8739
Tooele County 435-843-3520, after hours/weekends 435-882-5600

Permission to Grieve: For Survivors of a Loved One's Suicide
http://health.utah.gov/vipp/pdf/Suicide/grievebooklet_final0605.pdf

Other Program Information

The Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) is a trusted and comprehensive resource for data related to violence and injury. Through education, this information helps promote partnerships and programs to prevent injuries and improve public health. VIPP goals are to a) focus prevention efforts on reducing intentional and unintentional injury, b) conduct education aimed at increasing awareness and changing behaviors that contribute to the occurrence of injury, c) strengthen local health department capacity to conduct local injury prevention programs, d) promote legislation, policy changes, and enforcement that will reduce injury hazards and increase safe behaviors, e) collaborate with private and public partners, and f) improve the Utah Department of Health capacity to collect mortality and morbidity data from multiple sources and conduct injury epidemiology for use in prevention planning, implementation, and evaluation.



Related Indicators

Relevant Population Characteristics

In the last five years, males had a significantly higher suicide rate than females in every age group.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:


Risk Factors

Many conditions and stressors may be related to suicide including:
-Previous suicide attempt(s)
-History of depression or other mental illness
-Alcohol or drug abuse
-Family history of suicide or violence
-Physical illness
-Local epidemics of suicide

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/riskprotectivefactors.html (accessed 1/15/2013)

Related Risk Factors Indicators:


Health Status Outcomes

Suicide, by definition is fatal. Those who attempt suicide and survive may have serious injuries like broken bones, brain damage, or organ failure. Also, people who survive often have depression and other mental health problems.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/Suicide-FactSheet-a.pdf (accessed 1/15/2013)

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Suicide by Sex and Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2012

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UT M, UT F, US M, US F Year Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 52
Utah Males 1999 24.3 21.2 27.7 241 1,094,405
Utah Males 2000 22.4 19.4 25.7 222 1,124,675
Utah Males 2001 25.6 22.5 29.1 263 1,144,533
Utah Males 2002 24.7 21.7 28.1 259 1,165,962
Utah Males 2003 26.2 23.1 29.6 281 1,184,270
Utah Males 2004 28.8 25.5 32.3 309 1,204,831
Utah Males 2005 25.4 22.4 28.7 282 1,232,978
Utah Males 2006 24.6 21.6 27.8 274 1,267,516
Utah Males 2007 24.6 21.8 27.7 293 1,305,074
Utah Males 2008 25.1 22.3 28.1 311 1,337,398
Utah Males 2009 27.5 24.6 30.7 346 1,367,912
Utah Males 2010 28.6 25.7 31.8 369 1,394,587
Utah Males 2011 29.9 26.9 33.2 378 1,415,507
Utah Males 2012 33.2 30.0 36.6 429 1,434,678
Utah Females 1999 4.3 3.1 5.8 41 1,098,601
Utah Females 2000 7.2 5.6 9.1 72 1,119,827
Utah Females 2001 5.3 4.0 7.0 53 1,139,182
Utah Females 2002 7.7 6.1 9.7 77 1,158,853
Utah Females 2003 5.0 3.8 6.6 54 1,175,867
Utah Females 2004 6.2 4.8 7.9 68 1,196,749
Utah Females 2005 5.6 4.2 7.2 62 1,224,741
Utah Females 2006 7.3 5.8 9.1 83 1,257,991
Utah Females 2007 6.5 5.1 8.2 75 1,292,672
Utah Females 2008 6.1 4.8 7.7 73 1,325,631
Utah Females 2009 8.0 6.5 9.8 97 1,355,509
Utah Females 2010 7.7 6.2 9.4 98 1,380,892
Utah Females 2011 8.6 7.0 10.3 113 1,401,715
Utah Females 2012 9.0 7.4 10.8 116 1,420,752
U.S. Males 1999 17.8 23,458 136,802,876
U.S. Males 2000 17.8 23,618 138,053,563
U.S. Males 2001 18.2 24,672 139,891,492
U.S. Males 2002 18.5 25,409 141,230,559
U.S. Males 2003 18.1 25,203 142,428,897
U.S. Males 2004 18.1 25,566 143,828,012
U.S. Males 2005 18.1 25,907 145,197,078
U.S. Males 2006 18.1 26,308 146,647,265
U.S. Males 2007 18.5 27,269 148,064,854
U.S. Males 2008 19.0 28,450 149,489,951
U.S. Males 2009 19.2 29,089 150,807,454
U.S. Males 2010 19.8 30,277 151,781,326
U.S. Females 1999 4.0 5,741 142,237,305
U.S. Females 2000 4.0 5,732 143,368,343
U.S. Females 2001 4.1 5,950 145,077,463
U.S. Females 2002 4.2 6,246 146,394,634
U.S. Females 2003 4.2 6,281 147,679,036
U.S. Females 2004 4.5 6,873 148,977,286
U.S. Females 2005 4.4 6,730 150,319,521
U.S. Females 2006 4.5 6,992 151,732,647
U.S. Females 2007 4.6 7,329 153,166,353
U.S. Females 2008 4.8 7,585 154,604,015
U.S. Females 2009 4.9 7,820 155,964,075
U.S. Females 2010 5.0 8,087 156,964,212

Data Notes

Suicides are determined using ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, *U03. Data are age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2011. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).



Suicide by Local Health District, Utah, and U.S. 2008-2012

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Local Health District Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 14
Bear River 14.8 12.1 17.9 112 820,448
Central 25.9 20.7 32.1 89 376,943
Davis County 15.8 13.7 18.0 222 1,533,189
Salt Lake County 19.4 18.2 20.7 957 5,162,400
Southeastern 28.6 22.5 35.9 77 279,810
Southwest 22.5 19.4 25.9 207 1,021,423
Summit 10.8 6.7 16.5 22 183,197
Tooele 14.0 9.6 19.6 35 290,830
TriCounty 26.2 20.1 33.6 64 262,134
Utah County 13.4 11.8 15.1 301 2,583,255
Wasatch 17.6 10.7 27.2 20 118,402
Weber-Morgan 19.6 17.1 22.4 224 1,202,550
State 18.3 17.6 19.1 2,330 13,834,581
U.S. 11.5 179,206 1,519,222,152

Data Notes

Suicides are determined using ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, *U03. Data are age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2011. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).



Suicide by Utah Small Area, 2008-2012

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Utah Small Areas Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 69
Brigham City 22.5 14.6 33.0 26 117,894
Box Elder Co (Other) 17.7 10.7 27.5 20 130,554
Logan 10.1 6.7 14.5 35 362,990
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All) 16.2 10.9 23.2 30 209,004
Ben Lomond 24.3 18.6 31.1 64 278,768
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E) 17.9 12.5 24.8 37 212,618
Ogden (Downtown) 28.3 20.6 38.0 46 180,992
South Ogden 13.8 8.8 20.6 25 184,539
Roy/Hooper 13.2 8.7 19.4 27 218,290
Riverdale 18.9 11.9 28.5 23 127,265
Clearfield/Hill AFB 19.4 14.6 25.2 62 336,545
Layton 12.8 9.3 17.4 44 372,373
Syracuse/Kaysville 16.6 11.9 22.6 41 278,905
Farmington/Centerville 7.6 4.0 13.0 13 169,753
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake 15.0 9.0 23.3 20 144,191
Bountiful 19.3 13.8 26.4 41 231,435
SLC (Rose Park) 16.6 10.8 24.4 27 170,564
SLC (Avenues) 24.2 15.6 36.0 26 110,181
SLC (Foothill/U of U) 8.2 3.8 15.3 * 10* 115387*
Magna 19.0 11.8 29.0 23 131,576
SLC (Glendale) 19.7 12.8 28.9 27 149,321
West Valley (West) 21.0 16.4 26.5 75 382,516
West Valley (East) 24.6 18.0 32.8 ^^ 49 211,506
West Valley (East) V2 22.3 10.6 41.2 # 10 52,167
SLC (Downtown) 21.5 16.0 28.4 55 252,197
South Salt Lake 34.3 24.0 47.7 37 127,629
Millcreek 20.1 15.2 26.2 57 283,789
Holladay 20.2 14.7 27.1 46 229,863
Cottonwood 13.8 9.4 19.5 33 218,860
Kearns 18.9 13.5 25.6 ^^ 46 269,441
Kearns V2 29.3 14.4 53.0 # 11 39,620
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W) 22.8 16.0 31.4 39 185,122
Taylorsville (West) 22.2 9.4 44.2 *,# 8* 38776*
Murray 29.2 21.0 39.5 44 158,819
Midvale 23.9 16.3 33.8 33 146,547
West Jordan (North) 12.1 4.3 26.6 *,^ 6* 52867*
West Jordan (NE) 18.9 11.0 30.1 ^^^ 20 111,394
West Jordan (NE) V2 28.1 12.6 53.8 *,# 9* 31001*
West Jordan/Copperton 15.7 6.2 32.8 *,^ 7* 47349*
West Jordan (SE) 15.4 8.9 24.8 ## 20 144,441
West Jordan (W)/Copperton 9.4 5.0 15.9 ## 14 166,744
South Jordan 15.0 10.0 21.6 32 250,018
Sandy (Center) 21.7 16.2 28.4 55 267,013
Sandy (NE) 27.9 18.6 40.1 31 116,998
Sandy (SE) 17.4 11.1 26.0 26 152,557
Riverton/Draper 15.1 11.5 19.6 71 546,898
Tooele Co 14.4 10.0 20.2 36 290,832
Lehi/Cedar Valley 13.0 9.0 18.0 44 419,291
American Fork/Alpine 18.8 13.5 25.5 43 263,009
Pleasant Grove/Lindon 8.3 5.1 12.8 21 265,721
Orem (North) 14.4 9.0 21.9 25 188,020
Orem (West) 5.6 2.4 11.2 * 10* 158151*
Orem (East) 7.4 3.1 14.8 * 8* 109621*
Provo (North)/BYU 7.8 3.8 14.2 17 266,040
Provo (South) 14.6 9.4 21.6 35 329,493
Springville/Spanish Fork 19.2 14.9 24.4 71 415,086
Utah Co (South) 17.7 11.3 26.4 25 168,851
Summit Co 11.9 7.5 17.8 24 183,189
Wasatch Co 18.1 11.2 27.8 21 118,404
TriCounty LHD 26.2 20.1 33.5 65 262,143
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co 25.8 19.5 33.5 59 251,698
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co 25.5 16.9 37.0 29 125,682
Carbon/Emery Co 28.7 20.6 38.8 44 160,287
Grand/San Juan Co 29.3 20.1 41.4 33 119,517
St George 17.1 12.8 22.4 58 383,994
Washington Co (Other) 24.5 19.0 31.0 73 313,621
Cedar City 23.2 16.2 32.0 40 202,017
Southwest LHD (Other) 31.4 21.7 44.1 36 121,760
State 18.3 17.6 19.1 2,330 13,834,364

Data Notes

*Use caution in interpreting, the estimate has a relative standard error greater than 30% and does not meet UDOH standards for reliability. For more information, please go to http://health.utah.gov/opha/IBIShelp/DataSuppression.pdf.

^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Jordan (North)' and 'West Jordan/Copperton' only include data for 2008.
^^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Valley (East)' and 'Kearns' only include data for 2008-2011.
^^^Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Jordan (NE)' only include data for 2009-2011.
##Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Jordan (SE)' and 'West Jordan (West)/Copperton' only include data for 2009-2012.
#Due to Utah Small Area reclassification, numbers for 'West Valley (East) V2', 'Kearns V2', 'Taylorsville (West)', and 'West Jordan (NE) V2' only include data for 2012.

Suicides are determined using ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, *U03. Data are age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population estimates produced by staff in the UDOH Center for Health Data and Informatics. Linear interpolation of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups, IBIS Version 2011.



Suicide by Age Group and Sex, Utah, 2008-2012

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Males vs. Females Age Group Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Note Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 20
Male 10-14 years 2.7 1.6 4.4 16 585,236
Male 15-17 years 15.6 11.6 20.4 52 334,465
Male 18-19 years 21.5 15.9 28.5 48 223,035
Male 20-24 years 33.8 29.3 38.8 199 588,632
Male 25-34 years 35.2 31.9 38.8 400 1,135,515
Male 35-44 years 35.3 31.4 39.6 300 849,357
Male 45-54 years 45.4 40.7 50.4 344 757,876
Male 55-64 years 40.1 35.2 45.6 238 593,335
Male 65-74 years 33.1 27.2 40.0 109 329,126
Male 75+ years 36.1 28.8 44.5 86 238,506
Female 10-14 years 0.7 0.2 1.8 * 4* 552788*
Female 15-17 years 6.4 3.9 9.8 20 313,750
Female 18-19 years 6.8 3.9 11.1 16 234,794
Female 20-24 years 5.2 3.5 7.5 30 573,676
Female 25-34 years 9.8 8.0 11.8 106 1,082,339
Female 35-44 years 13.3 11.0 16.1 109 817,107
Female 45-54 years 14.6 12.0 17.5 112 768,567
Female 55-64 years 11.4 8.9 14.4 70 612,859
Female 65-74 years 5.5 3.4 8.5 20 363,413
Female 75+ years 3.1 1.5 7.7 * 10* 320729*

Data Notes

*Use caution in interpreting rates for females 10-14 and 75+. The estimates have a relative standard error greater than 30% and is therefore deemed unreliable by UDOH standards.

For more information, please go to http://health.utah.gov/opha/IBIShelp/DataSuppression.pdf.

Suicides are determined using ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0, *U03.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2011.



Suicide by Method of Injury and Sex, Utah, 2008-2012

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Injury: Sex by Method Year Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 36
M Firearm 2007 14.7 12.4 17.2 165 1,305,074
M Firearm 2008 14.2 12.1 16.6 174 1,337,398
M Firearm 2009 15.4 13.2 17.8 188 1,367,912
M Firearm 2010 18.8 16.4 21.5 239 1,394,857
M Firearm 2011 18.2 15.8 20.8 224 1,415,507
M Firearm 2012 20.0 17.5 22.7 252 1,434,678
F Firearm 2007 2.5 1.6 3.3 28 1,292,672
F Firearm 2008 1.7 1.0 2.6 20 1,325,631
F Firearm 2009 2.4 1.6 3.4 28 1,355,509
F Firearm 2010 2.6 1.8 3.7 33 1,380,892
F Firearm 2011 3.1 2.2 4.2 41 1,401,715
F Firearm 2012 2.2 1.4 3.2 28 1,420,752
M Poison 2007 3.5 2.5 4.8 41 1,305,074
M Poison 2008 4.0 2.9 5.3 49 1,337,398
M Poison 2009 4.1 3.0 5.4 50 1,367,912
M Poison 2010 2.9 2.0 4.1 37 1,394,587
M Poison 2011 4.2 3.1 5.5 53 1,415,507
M Poison 2012 5.0 3.8 6.4 65 1,434,678
F Poison 2007 2.8 1.9 4.0 31 1,292,672
F Poison 2008 3.1 2.2 4.3 36 1,325,631
F Poison 2009 3.5 2.5 4.8 42 1,355,509
F Poison 2010 2.4 1.6 3.4 29 1,380,892
F Poison 2011 3.0 2.1 4.1 38 1,401,715
F Poison 2012 4.8 3.7 6.2 60 1,420,752
M Suffocation 2007 5.0 3.8 6.3 68 1,305,074
M Suffocation 2008 5.0 3.9 6.4 66 1,337,398
M Suffocation 2009 6.3 5.0 7.8 86 1,367,912
M Suffocation 2010 5.4 4.2 6.8 74 1,394,587
M Suffocation 2011 6.4 5.1 7.9 86 1,415,507
M Suffocation 2012 6.8 5.5 8.4 94 1,434,678
F Suffocation 2007 1.0 0.5 1.8 13 1,292,672
F Suffocation 2008 1.0 0.5 1.8 13 1,325,631
F Suffocation 2009 1.6 0.9 2.4 20 1,355,509
F Suffocation 2010 2.0 1.3 2.9 27 1,380,892
F Suffocation 2011 1.7 1.1 2.8 24 1,401,715
F Suffocation 2012 1.6 1.0 2.4 23 1,420,752

Data Notes

Suicide methods are defined using ICD-10 codes as follows: Firearm X72-X74, Poison X60-X69, Suffocation X70. Data are age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah Death Certificate Database, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, Utah Department of Health. Population Estimates: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, IBIS Version 2011.



Suicide Risk Among High School Students by Risk Factor and Sex, Utah, 2013

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Males vs. Females Suicide Risk Percentage of Students Lower Limit Upper Limit
Record Count: 8
Male Felt Sad or Hopeless 19.7% 17.4% 22.3%
Male Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide 13.5% 11.7% 15.6%
Male Made a Suicide Plan 11.3% 9.5% 13.4%
Female Felt Sad or Hopeless 32.0% 27.7% 36.6%
Female Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide 17.4% 14.7% 20.5%
Female Made a Suicide Plan 14.3% 12.4% 16.4%

Data Sources

Utah Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Utah Department of Health.


References and Community Resources

The Utah Violent Death Reporting System links data from multiple sources to help identify risk factors and understand circumstances in violent deaths, including suicides. For more information visit http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/NVDRS/Overview.html

Utah Violence and Injury Prevention Plan
http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/pdf/Combined%20plan_Draft.pdf

2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/national-strategy-suicide-prevention/full-report.pdf

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
http://www.sprc.org/states/utah

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Suicide Fact Sheets http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/suicide/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
http://www.samhsa.gov/prevention/suicide.aspx

More Resources and Links

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.

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