- The biggest increases in suicide rates were among people aged 50 to 54 years old (48 percent) and 55 to 59 years old (49 percent).
- Suicide rates rose by 23 percent or more in all four major regions of the country.
- Suicide rates increased 81 percent for hanging/suffocation, 24 percent for poisoning and 14 percent for guns.
To collect the data the CDC relied on its web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System.
For more information on suicide, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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