QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates for Males and Females, by Race and Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2020

After increasing from 2000 to 2018, age-adjusted suicide rates for non-Hispanic White males and females declined from 2018 to 2020, from 28.6 per 100,000 to 27.2 for males and from 8.0 to 6.9 for females.

Rates for non-Hispanic Black males and Hispanic males were lower than that for non-Hispanic White males over the entire period and increased more recently to 13.1 and 12.3, respectively, in 2020.

Rates for non-Hispanic Black females and Hispanic females, also lower than rates for non-Hispanic White females over the entire period, generally increased throughout most of the period and then leveled off to 2.9 and 2.8, respectively, in 2020.

Rates for all races and ethnic groups were higher for males than for females throughout the period.

Source: National Vital Statistics System, Mortality Data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/deaths.htm


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