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Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide

This indicator shows the age-adjusted death rate per 100,000 population due to suicide.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide

14.7
18.8
Comparison: FL Counties 

14.5

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014
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Why is this important?

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, presenting a major, preventable public health problem. More than 33,000 people kill themselves each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but suicide deaths only account for part of the problem. An estimated 25 attempted suicides occur per every suicide death, and those who survive suicide may have serious injuries, in addition to having depression and other mental problems. Other repercussions of suicide include the combined medical and lost work costs on the community, totaling to over $30 billion for all suicides in a year, and the emotional toll on family and friends. Men are about four times more likely than women to die of suicide, but three times more women than men report attempting suicide. Suicide occurs at a disproportionately higher rate among adults 75 years and older.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the suicide rate to 10.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide : Time Series

2007: 14.1 2008: 13.6 2009: 14.2 2010: 13.8 2011: 13.8 2012: 14.3 2013: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide by Gender

Female: 8.4 Male: 21.1 Overall: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 4.3 Hispanic: 8.0 White: 16.5 Overall: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide

Comparison: Prior Value 

14.5

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Palm Beach

Categories: Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders, Health / Mortality Data
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, presenting a major, preventable public health problem. More than 33,000 people kill themselves each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but suicide deaths only account for part of the problem. An estimated 25 attempted suicides occur per every suicide death, and those who survive suicide may have serious injuries, in addition to having depression and other mental problems. Other repercussions of suicide include the combined medical and lost work costs on the community, totaling to over $30 billion for all suicides in a year, and the emotional toll on family and friends. Men are about four times more likely than women to die of suicide, but three times more women than men report attempting suicide. Suicide occurs at a disproportionately higher rate among adults 75 years and older.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the suicide rate to 10.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide : Time Series

2007: 14.1 2008: 13.6 2009: 14.2 2010: 13.8 2011: 13.8 2012: 14.3 2013: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide by Gender

Female: 8.4 Male: 21.1 Overall: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 4.3 Hispanic: 8.0 White: 16.5 Overall: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide

Target Not Met
Comparison: Healthy People 2020 Target 

14.5

deaths/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2013

County: Palm Beach

Healthy People 2020 Target: 10.2 deaths/100,000 population
Categories: Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders, Health / Mortality Data
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: July 2014

Why is this important?

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, presenting a major, preventable public health problem. More than 33,000 people kill themselves each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but suicide deaths only account for part of the problem. An estimated 25 attempted suicides occur per every suicide death, and those who survive suicide may have serious injuries, in addition to having depression and other mental problems. Other repercussions of suicide include the combined medical and lost work costs on the community, totaling to over $30 billion for all suicides in a year, and the emotional toll on family and friends. Men are about four times more likely than women to die of suicide, but three times more women than men report attempting suicide. Suicide occurs at a disproportionately higher rate among adults 75 years and older.
The Healthy People 2020 national health target is to reduce the suicide rate to 10.2 deaths per 100,000 population.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide : Time Series

2007: 14.1 2008: 13.6 2009: 14.2 2010: 13.8 2011: 13.8 2012: 14.3 2013: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population


Indicates a change in methodology
2011  Rates calculated prior to 2011 do not reflect the population revisions made by the Florida Department of Health. The population data for 2001-2010, along with rates affected by the population data, were revised in August 2012.

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide by Gender

Female: 8.4 Male: 21.1 Overall: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population

Age-Adjusted Death Rate due to Suicide by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 4.3 Hispanic: 8.0 White: 16.5 Overall: 14.5

deaths/100,000 population