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Suicide rate (65+)

Shows the number of suicides for people aged 65+ years per 100,000 population in this age group. Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. While its causes are complex and determined by multiple factors, the goal of suicide prevention is simple: Reduce factors that increase risk (i.e. risk factors) and increase factors that promote resilience (i.e. protective factors). Ideally, prevention addresses all levels of influence: individual, relationship, community, and societal. Effective prevention strategies are needed to promote awareness of suicide and encourage a commitment to social change.

Measurement Period: 2008-2010
Value: 25.8

County

25.8

State

25.3

National

HP 2020

  • 15.9
  • 24.9
  • 33

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Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2008-2010 25.8
    2007-2009 24.4
    2006-2008 21
    2004-2006 37.7
    2003-2005 33.3
 
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