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Complete Health Indicator Report of Suicide

Definition

Suicide Death Rate: 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). Suicide Risk Among Students: Percentage of students who reported a suicide risk factor (felt sad or hopeless, seriously considered attempting suicide, made a suicide plan, or attempted suicide) during the past 12 months.

Numerator

Suicide Death Rate: Number of deaths resulting from the intentional use of force against oneself. Suicide Risk Among Students: Number of students who reported a suicide risk factor (felt sad or hopeless, seriously considered attempting suicide, made a suicide plan, or attempted suicide) during the past 12 months.

Denominator

Suicide Death Rate: Total number of persons in the population of Utah. Suicide Risk Among Students: Number of surveyed Utah high school students.

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. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey includes surveys of representative samples of 9th through 12th grade students in public schools. The survey is conducted in odd years. Data are self-reported and subject to recall bias. Data are from a sample survey and subject to selection bias. Comparisons of annual rates must be interpreted cautiously as methods used to collect data my vary from year to year. With the introductions of active parental consent for Utah school surveys between 1997 and 1999, the student response rate for the survey decreased significantly.

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 the 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

Health 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 FYearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 58
Utah Males199924.321.227.72411,094,405
Utah Males200022.419.425.72221,124,675
Utah Males200125.622.529.12631,144,533
Utah Males200224.721.728.12591,165,962
Utah Males200326.223.129.62811,184,270
Utah Males200428.825.532.33091,204,831
Utah Males200525.422.428.72821,232,978
Utah Males200624.621.627.82741,267,516
Utah Males200724.621.827.72931,305,074
Utah Males200825.122.328.13111,337,398
Utah Males200927.524.630.73461,367,912
Utah Males201028.725.731.83691,393,853
Utah Males201129.926.933.23781,414,143
Utah Males201233.029.936.34291,435,471
Utah Males201333.029.936.24441,458,981
Utah Females19994.33.15.8411,098,601
Utah Females20007.25.69.1721,119,827
Utah Females20015.34.07.0531,139,182
Utah Females20027.76.19.7771,158,853
Utah Females20035.03.86.6541,175,867
Utah Females20046.24.87.9681,196,749
Utah Females20055.64.27.2621,224,741
Utah Females20067.35.89.1831,257,991
Utah Females20076.55.18.2751,292,672
Utah Females20086.14.87.7731,325,631
Utah Females20098.06.59.8971,355,509
Utah Females20107.76.29.4981,380,571
Utah Females20118.67.010.31131,400,641
Utah Females20129.07.410.81161,419,400
Utah Females20139.47.811.31261,441,891
U.S. Males199917.823,458136,802,876
U.S. Males200017.823,618138,053,563
U.S. Males200118.224,672139,891,492
U.S. Males200218.525,409141,230,559
U.S. Males200318.125,203142,428,897
U.S. Males200418.125,566143,828,012
U.S. Males200518.125,907145,197,078
U.S. Males200618.126,308146,647,265
U.S. Males200718.427,269148,064,854
U.S. Males200819.028,450149,489,951
U.S. Males200919.329,089150,807,454
U.S. Males201020.030,277151,781,326
U.S. Males201120.031,003153,261,754
U.S. Males201220.331,780154,475,823
U.S. Females19994.05,741142,237,305
U.S. Females20004.05,732143,368,343
U.S. Females20014.15,950145,077,463
U.S. Females20024.26,246146,394,634
U.S. Females20034.26,281147,679,036
U.S. Females20044.56,873148,977,286
U.S. Females20054.46,730150,319,521
U.S. Females20064.56,992151,732,647
U.S. Females20074.67,329153,166,353
U.S. Females20084.97,585154,604,015
U.S. Females20095.07,820155,964,075
U.S. Females20105.28,087156,964,212
U.S. Females20115.28,515158,320,810
U.S. Females20125.48,820159,397,862

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 DistrictAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 14
Bear River16.212.620.673505,498
Central29.622.538.162228,437
Davis County15.212.718.1131949,687
Salt Lake County20.819.222.66343,191,822
Southeast39.930.551.364168,839
Southwest26.122.030.8153630,752
Summit14.57.625.214113,837
Tooele17.411.625.229179,883
TriCounty27.920.037.942165,012
Utah County16.514.318.92321,621,905
Wasatch20.711.634.31576,124
Weber-Morgan22.018.725.8157738,731
State20.419.421.41,6068,570,527
U.S.12.3118,482934,201,787

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 AreasAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 67
Brigham City16.58.129.8*1171,540
Box Elder Co (Other)24.413.840.01679,719
Logan10.26.216.023224,821
Cache Co (Oth)/Rich Co (All)20.012.630.223129,399
Ben Lomond21.314.729.835173,045
Morgan Co (All)/Weber Co (E)23.515.633.929131,524
Ogden (Downtown)31.321.344.532111,658
South Ogden13.67.722.316110,006
Roy/Hooper20.012.929.825134,249
Riverdale22.713.436.11878,353
Clearfield/Hill AFB16.010.822.832207,714
Layton15.110.221.731226,416
Syracuse/Kaysville16.810.924.826178,479
Farmington/Centerville11.25.620.2*11106,375
Woods Cross/North Salt Lake11.85.622.0*1092,903
Bountiful17.810.927.621137,822
SLC (Rose Park)18.310.629.418104,030
SLC (Avenues)30.618.048.81966,081
SLC (Foothill/U of U)10.64.122.4*770,850
Magna21.311.735.71581,477
SLC (Glendale)19.811.432.01792,458
West Valley (West)25.719.333.757242,263
West Valley (East)25.212.744.9#1255,024
West Valley (East) V222.514.034.3##22104,326
SLC (Downtown)23.716.533.039153,227
South Salt Lake39.425.857.72878,862
Millcreek25.618.434.643170,870
Holladay23.415.833.531139,365
Cottonwood15.49.623.323132,075
Kearns18.58.435.2*,#1065,956
Kearns V226.415.941.1##2079,677
Taylorsville (E)/Murray (W)24.515.636.625110,210
Taylorsville (West)17.08.530.3##1278,547
Murray37.525.952.53698,001
Midvale20.111.432.61688,994
West Jordan (NE)22.07.450.1*,#635,681
West Jordan (NE) V226.114.842.6##1662,765
West Jordan (SE)17.010.426.420109,137
West Jordan (W)/Copperton8.64.016.1*10132,381
South Jordan11.46.319.116166,207
Sandy (Center)21.014.329.633161,095
Sandy (NE)20.610.935.51466,657
Sandy (SE)16.69.227.71689,712
Riverton/Draper15.010.920.249354,463
Tooele Co18.412.326.430179,870
Lehi/Cedar Valley14.99.921.634289,111
American Fork/Alpine22.415.132.131164,370
Pleasant Grove/Lindon12.07.019.018166,337
Orem (North)17.510.128.119113,180
Orem (West)11.34.423.7*895,601
Orem (East)7.82.518.6*565,621
Provo (North)/BYU9.64.418.414154,887
Provo (South)20.212.630.731198,108
Springville/Spanish Fork20.615.027.647264,135
Utah Co (South)25.515.739.222110,608
Summit Co16.48.927.616113,833
Wasatch Co20.711.634.31576,116
TriCounty LHD28.920.839.044165,022
Juab/Millard/Sanpete Co30.321.641.342153,131
Sevier/Piute/Wayne Co26.715.842.31975,688
Carbon/Emery Co44.230.961.33996,204
Grand/San Juan Co36.223.253.82572,649
St George22.916.630.849233,466
Washington Co (Other)25.818.934.450200,487
Cedar City21.613.632.724126,082
Southwest LHD (Other)49.232.771.13070,671
State20.519.521.61,6068,570,251

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. FemalesAge GroupRate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNoteNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 20
Male10-14 years3.82.16.414368,945
Male15-17 years20.715.027.943207,474
Male18-19 years20.813.730.327129,626
Male20-24 years33.227.539.7121364,545
Male25-34 years36.832.341.6249677,229
Male35-44 years40.935.846.6225549,840
Male45-54 years51.845.458.8238459,320
Male55-64 years47.140.554.4182386,603
Male65-74 years39.131.348.386220,032
Male75+ years43.433.655.366151,961
Female10-14 years********
Female15-17 years5.62.810.1*11194,883
Female18-19 years10.85.918.114129,523
Female20-24 years6.54.19.723355,732
Female25-34 years12.39.715.380652,424
Female35-44 years11.99.215.363528,373
Female45-54 years19.615.824.190458,204
Female55-64 years12.39.116.249398,702
Female65-74 years7.44.411.818241,766
Female75+ years2.50.85.8*5200,130

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 SexYearAge-adjusted Rate per 100,000 PopulationLower LimitUpper LimitNumer- atorDenom- inator
Record Count: 42
M Firearm200714.712.417.21651,305,074
M Firearm200814.212.116.61741,337,398
M Firearm200915.413.217.81881,367,912
M Firearm201018.816.421.42381,393,853
M Firearm201118.215.820.82241,414,143
M Firearm201219.817.422.52521,435,471
M Firearm201319.417.122.02571,458,981
F Firearm20072.51.63.3281,292,672
F Firearm20081.71.02.6201,325,631
F Firearm20092.41.63.4281,355,509
F Firearm20102.71.93.8341,380,571
F Firearm20113.12.24.2411,400,641
F Firearm20122.21.43.2281,419,400
F Firearm20132.61.83.7351,441,891
M Poison20073.52.54.8411,305,074
M Poison20084.02.95.3491,337,398
M Poison20094.13.05.4501,367,912
M Poison20103.52.54.7441,393,853
M Poison20114.23.15.5531,414,143
M Poison20125.03.86.4651,435,471
M Poison20134.13.15.4561,458,981
F Poison20072.81.94.0311,292,672
F Poison20083.12.24.3361,325,631
F Poison20093.52.54.8421,355,509
F Poison20102.61.83.8331,380,571
F Poison20113.02.14.1381,400,641
F Poison20124.83.66.2601,419,400
F Poison20133.32.44.5421,441,891
M Suffocation20075.03.86.3681,305,074
M Suffocation20085.03.96.4661,337,398
M Suffocation20096.35.07.8861,367,912
M Suffocation20105.44.26.8741,393,853
M Suffocation20116.45.17.9861,414,143
M Suffocation20126.85.58.4941,435,471
M Suffocation20137.76.29.31081,458,981
F Suffocation20071.00.51.8131,292,672
F Suffocation20081.00.51.8131,325,631
F Suffocation20091.60.92.4201,355,509
F Suffocation20102.01.32.9271,380,571
F Suffocation20111.71.12.6241,400,641
F Suffocation20121.61.02.4231,419,400
F Suffocation20132.92.14.0411,441,891

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. FemalesSuicide RiskPercentage of StudentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 8
MaleFelt Sad or Hopeless19.7%17.4%22.3%
MaleSeriously Considered Attempting Suicide13.5%11.7%15.6%
MaleMade a Suicide Plan11.3%9.5%13.4%
FemaleFelt Sad or Hopeless32.0%27.7%36.6%
FemaleSeriously Considered Attempting Suicide17.4%14.7%20.5%
FemaleMade a Suicide Plan14.3%12.4%16.4%

Data Notes

Data are self-reported and subject to recall bias. Data are from a sample survey and subject to selection bias.

Data Source

Utah Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Utah Department of Health


Suicide Attempts Reported by Students in Grades 9-12, Utah and U.S., 1999-2013

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Utah vs. U.S.YearPercentage of StudentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 16
Utah19996.95.19.1
Utah20019.27.810.7
Utah20037.54.811.4
Utah20058.46.710.6
Utah20079.68.011.6
Utah20097.26.08.7
Utah20117.25.69.1
Utah20137.36.18.8
U.S.19998.37.39.4
U.S.20018.88.09.7
U.S.20038.57.49.6
U.S.20058.47.69.3
U.S.20076.96.37.6
U.S.20096.35.77.0
U.S.20117.87.18.5
U.S.20138.07.28.9

Data Notes

Percentage of students who actually attempted suicide one or more times during the past 12 months. Data are self-reported and subject to recall bias. Data are from a sample survey and subject to selection bias. Comparisons of annual rates must be interpreted cautiously as methods used to collect YRBS data may vary from year to year.

Data Sources

  • Utah Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, Utah Department of Health
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Suicide Plan Reported by Students in Grades 9-12, Utah and U.S., 1999-2013

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Utah vs. U.S.YearPercentage of StudentsLower LimitUpper Limit
Record Count: 16
Utah199915.213.017.6
Utah200114.511.717.8
Utah200312.49.915.3
Utah200514.111.816.8
Utah200711.99.514.8
Utah200911.59.713.6
Utah201112.410.514.6
Utah201312.811.314.4
U.S.199914.513.116.1
U.S.200114.813.716.0
U.S.200316.513.220.5
U.S.200513.012.113.9
U.S.200711.310.412.3
U.S.200910.910.011.8
U.S.201112.812.013.6
U.S.201313.612.315.0

Data Notes

Percentage of students who made a plan about how they would attempt suicide during the past 12 months. Data are self-reported and subject to recall bias. Data are from a sample survey and subject to selection bias. Comparisons of annual rates must be interpreted cautiously as methods used to collect YRBS data may vary from year to year.

Data Source

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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