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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 2011 to 2013, Utah's age-adjusted suicide rate was 20.4 per 100,000 persons. This is an average of 535 suicides per year. Utah has one of the highest age-adjusted suicide rates in the U.S. In 2013, it is the leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10 to 17 years old, the second-leading cause of death for ages 18-24 and 25-44, and the fourth-leading cause of death for ages 45-64. Overall, suicide is the seventh-leading cause of death for Utahns ages 10+.

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. In 2012, 13 Utahns were treated for self-inflicted injuries every day (2,743 emergency department visits and 1,605 hospitalizations).

According to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, during the past 12 months before the survey Utah high school students reported the following: 25.7% felt sad or hopeless, 15.5% seriously considered attempting suicide, 12.8% made a suicide plan, 7.3% 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.

2013 Prevention Needs Assessment data indicate that Salt Lake County and Tooele County Health District students had significantly higher rates of psychological distress, making a suicide plan, and attempting suicide compared to the state.

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 2013, the Utah age-adjusted suicide rate was 21.1 per 100,000 population. In the last three years, males (32.0 per 100,000 population) had a significantly higher suicide rate than females (9.0 per 100,000 population).

In Utah from 2011 to 2013, 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 (51.8 and 19.6 per 100,000 population).

From 2011 to 2013, Southeastern Utah LHD, Central Utah LHD, and Southwest Utah LHD had significantly higher age-adjusted suicide rates compared to the state rate.

Among Utah Small Areas, Southwest LHD (Other), Carbon/Emery Counties, South Salt Lake, Murray, Grand/San Juan Counties, Ogden (Downtown), Juab/Millard/Sanpete Counties, and TriCounty LHD 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. In 2012, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the age-adjusted suicide rate for the U.S. was 12.9 per 100,000 population while Utah's age-adjusted suicide rate was 19.3 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 tenth 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/
801-323-9900
Toll Free 877-230-6264

Utah Suicide & Crisis Hotline
http://www.suicide.org/hotlines/utah-suicide-hotlines.html

Ogden
Weber Mental Health
Serving Davis, Morgan, & Weber Counties
Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotline
801-625-3700

Orem
Crisis Line of Utah County
801-226-4433

Provo
Wasatch Mental Health
Crisis Line
801-373-7393

Salt Lake City
Valley Mental Health
Serving Salt Lake, Summit & Tooele Counties
801-261-1442

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 three 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 11/7/2014)

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 11/7/2014)

Related Health Status Outcomes Indicators:




Graphical Data Views

Suicide by Sex and Year, Utah and U.S., 1999-2013 and U.S. 1999-2011

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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: 58
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 28.7 25.7 31.8 369 1,393,853
Utah Males 2011 29.9 26.9 33.2 378 1,414,143
Utah Males 2012 33.0 29.9 36.3 429 1,435,471
Utah Males 2013 33.0 29.9 36.2 444 1,458,981
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 1,380,571
Utah Females 2011 8.6 7.0 10.3 113 1,400,641
Utah Females 2012 9.0 7.4 10.8 116 1,419,400
Utah Females 2013 9.4 7.8 11.3 126 1,441,891
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 18.4 27,269 148,064,854
U.S. Males 2008 19.0 28,450 149,489,951
U.S. Males 2009 19.3 29,089 150,807,454
U.S. Males 2010 20.0 30,277 151,781,326
U.S. Males 2011 20.0 31,003 153,261,754
U.S. Males 2012 20.3 31,780 154,475,823
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 4.9 7,585 154,604,015
U.S. Females 2009 5.0 7,820 155,964,075
U.S. Females 2010 5.2 8,087 156,964,212
U.S. Females 2011 5.2 8,515 158,320,810
U.S. Females 2012 5.4 8,820 159,397,862

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 2013. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).



Suicide by Local Health District, Utah, 2011-2013 and U.S. 2010-2012

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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 16.2 12.6 20.6 73 505,498
Central 29.6 22.5 38.1 62 228,437
Davis County 15.2 12.7 18.1 131 949,687
Salt Lake County 20.8 19.2 22.6 634 3,191,822
Southeastern 39.9 30.5 51.3 64 168,839
Southwest 26.1 22.0 30.8 153 630,752
Summit 14.5 7.6 25.2 14 113,837
Tooele 17.4 11.6 25.2 29 179,883
TriCounty 27.9 20.0 37.9 42 165,012
Utah County 16.5 14.3 18.9 232 1,621,905
Wasatch 20.7 11.6 34.3 15 76,124
Weber-Morgan 22.0 18.7 25.8 157 738,731
State 20.4 19.4 21.4 1,606 8,570,527
U.S. 12.3 118,482 934,201,787

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 2013. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS).



Suicide by Utah Small Area, 2011-2013

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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: 67
Brigham City 16.5 8.1 29.8 * 11 71,540
Box Elder Co (Other) 24.4 13.8 40.0 16 79,719
Logan 10.2 6.2 16.0 23 224,821
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All) 20.0 12.6 30.2 23 129,399
Ben Lomond 21.3 14.7 29.8 35 173,045
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E) 23.5 15.6 33.9 29 131,524
Ogden (Downtown) 31.3 21.3 44.5 32 111,658
South Ogden 13.6 7.7 22.3 16 110,006
Roy/Hooper 20.0 12.9 29.8 25 134,249
Riverdale 22.7 13.4 36.1 18 78,353
Clearfield/Hill AFB 16.0 10.8 22.8 32 207,714
Layton 15.1 10.2 21.7 31 226,416
Syracuse/Kaysville 16.8 10.9 24.8 26 178,479
Farmington/Centerville 11.2 5.6 20.2 * 11 106,375
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake 11.8 5.6 22.0 * 10 92,903
Bountiful 17.8 10.9 27.6 21 137,822
SLC (Rose Park) 18.3 10.6 29.4 18 104,030
SLC (Avenues) 30.6 18.0 48.8 19 66,081
SLC (Foothill/U of U) 10.6 4.1 22.4 * 7 70,850
Magna 21.3 11.7 35.7 15 81,477
SLC (Glendale) 19.8 11.4 32.0 17 92,458
West Valley (West) 25.7 19.3 33.7 57 242,263
West Valley (East) 25.2 12.7 44.9 ^ 12 55,024
West Valley (East) V2 22.5 14.0 34.3 # 22 104,326
SLC (Downtown) 23.7 16.5 33.0 39 153,227
South Salt Lake 39.4 25.8 57.7 28 78,862
Millcreek 25.6 18.4 34.6 43 170,870
Holladay 23.4 15.8 33.5 31 139,365
Cottonwood 15.4 9.6 23.3 23 132,075
Kearns 18.5 8.4 35.2 *,^ 10 65,956
Kearns V2 26.4 15.9 41.1 # 20 79,677
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W) 24.5 15.6 36.6 25 110,210
Taylorsville (West) 17.0 8.5 30.3 # 12 78,547
Murray 37.5 25.9 52.5 36 98,001
Midvale 20.1 11.4 32.6 16 88,994
West Jordan (NE) 22.0 7.4 50.1 *,^ 6 35,681
West Jordan (NE) V2 26.1 14.8 42.6 # 16 62,765
West Jordan (SE) 17.0 10.4 26.4 20 109,137
West Jordan (W)/Copperton 8.6 4.0 16.1 * 10 132,381
South Jordan 11.4 6.3 19.1 16 166,207
Sandy (Center) 21.0 14.3 29.6 33 161,095
Sandy (NE) 20.6 10.9 35.5 14 66,657
Sandy (SE) 16.6 9.2 27.7 16 89,712
Riverton/Draper 15.0 10.9 20.2 49 354,463
Tooele Co 18.4 12.3 26.4 30 179,870
Lehi/Cedar Valley 14.9 9.9 21.6 34 289,111
American Fork/Alpine 22.4 15.1 32.1 31 164,370
Pleasant Grove/Lindon 12.0 7.0 19.0 18 166,337
Orem (North) 17.5 10.1 28.1 19 113,180
Orem (West) 11.3 4.4 23.7 * 8 95,601
Orem (East) 7.8 2.5 18.6 * 5 65,621
Provo (North)/BYU 9.6 4.4 18.4 14 154,887
Provo (South) 20.2 12.6 30.7 31 198,108
Springville/Spanish Fork 20.6 15.0 27.6 47 264,135
Utah Co (South) 25.5 15.7 39.2 22 110,608
Summit Co 16.4 8.9 27.6 16 113,833
Wasatch Co 20.7 11.6 34.3 15 76,116
TriCounty LHD 28.9 20.8 39.0 44 165,022
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co 30.3 21.6 41.3 42 153,131
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co 26.7 15.8 42.3 19 75,688
Carbon/Emery Co 44.2 30.9 61.3 39 96,204
Grand/San Juan Co 36.2 23.2 53.8 25 72,649
St George 22.9 16.6 30.8 49 233,466
Washington Co (Other) 25.8 18.9 34.4 50 200,487
Cedar City 21.6 13.6 32.7 24 126,082
Southwest LHD (Other) 49.2 32.7 71.1 30 70,671
State 20.5 19.5 21.6 1,606 8,570,251

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 Valley (East)', 'Kearns', and 'West Jordan (NE)' only include data for 2011.

#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 2012-2013.

A description of the Utah Small Areas may be found on IBIS at the following URL: http://ibis.health.utah.gov/query/Help.html.

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 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 2013.



Suicide by Age Group and Sex, Utah, 2011-2013

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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 3.8 2.1 6.4 14 368,945
Male 15-17 years 20.7 15.0 27.9 43 207,474
Male 18-19 years 20.8 13.7 30.3 27 129,626
Male 20-24 years 33.2 27.5 39.7 121 364,545
Male 25-34 years 36.8 32.3 41.6 249 677,229
Male 35-44 years 40.9 35.8 46.6 225 549,840
Male 45-54 years 51.8 45.4 58.8 238 459,320
Male 55-64 years 47.1 40.5 54.4 182 386,603
Male 65-74 years 39.1 31.3 48.3 86 220,032
Male 75+ years 43.4 33.6 55.3 66 151,961
Female 10-14 years ** ** ** **
Female 15-17 years 5.6 2.8 10.1 * 11 194,883
Female 18-19 years 10.8 5.9 18.1 14 129,523
Female 20-24 years 6.5 4.1 9.7 23 355,732
Female 25-34 years 12.3 9.7 15.3 80 652,424
Female 35-44 years 11.9 9.2 15.3 63 528,373
Female 45-54 years 19.6 15.8 24.1 90 458,204
Female 55-64 years 12.3 9.1 16.2 49 398,702
Female 65-74 years 7.4 4.4 11.8 18 241,766
Female 75+ years 2.5 0.8 5.8 * 5 200,130

Data Notes

*Use caution in interpreting rates for females 15-17 and 75+. The estimates have a relative standard error greater than 30% and are therefore deemed unreliable by UDOH standards.

**The estimate has been suppressed because 1) the relative standard error is greater than 50% or the relative standard error can't be determined or 2) the observed number of events is very small and not appropriate for publication.

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 2013.



Suicide by Method of Injury and Sex, Utah, 2007-2013

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Method and Sex Year Age-adjusted Rate per 100,000 Population Lower Limit Upper Limit Numer- ator Denom- inator
Record Count: 42
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 21.4 238 1,393,853
M Firearm 2011 18.2 15.8 20.8 224 1,414,143
M Firearm 2012 19.8 17.4 22.5 252 1,435,471
M Firearm 2013 19.4 17.1 22.0 257 1,458,981
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 2.7 1.9 3.8 34 1,380,571
F Firearm 2011 3.1 2.2 4.2 41 1,400,641
F Firearm 2012 2.2 1.4 3.2 28 1,419,400
F Firearm 2013 2.6 1.8 3.7 35 1,441,891
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 3.5 2.5 4.7 44 1,393,853
M Poison 2011 4.2 3.1 5.5 53 1,414,143
M Poison 2012 5.0 3.8 6.4 65 1,435,471
M Poison 2013 4.1 3.1 5.4 56 1,458,981
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 2.6 1.8 3.8 33 1,380,571
F Poison 2011 3.0 2.1 4.1 38 1,400,641
F Poison 2012 4.8 3.6 6.2 60 1,419,400
F Poison 2013 3.3 2.4 4.5 42 1,441,891
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 1,393,853
M Suffocation 2011 6.4 5.1 7.9 86 1,414,143
M Suffocation 2012 6.8 5.5 8.4 94 1,435,471
M Suffocation 2013 7.7 6.2 9.3 108 1,458,981
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 1,380,571
F Suffocation 2011 1.7 1.1 2.6 24 1,400,641
F Suffocation 2012 1.6 1.0 2.4 23 1,419,400
F Suffocation 2013 2.9 2.1 4.0 41 1,441,891

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 2013.



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

Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition
http://utahsuicideprevention.org/

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/topics/nvdrs/

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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