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Suicide Rates Region

October 22, 2011 by staff 

Suicide Rates RegionSuicide Rates Region, Suicide is the center of attention, thanks to the first, state by state survey of suicide not only shows how many people have attempted suicide, but how many have had thoughts or plans prepared to commit suicide.

And the presence of suicidal thoughts and actions are much more common than you think

More than 8 million Americans have contemplated suicide last year, the CDC study found.

“This report shows that we have the opportunity to intervene before a person commits suicide,” CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, said in a statement. “We can identify risks and take action before a suicide attempt takes place.”

Previous research has shown 35,000 Americans commit suicide each year, researchers tried to identify the groups most vulnerable to having their own lives.

The CDC study – published in October 21 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report – is based on confidential surveys of more than 90,000 U.S. adults in 2008 and 2009. Participants are not those of the military, homeless, or those hospitalized with psychiatric problems.

Among the factors the study examined, the region seems to have played an important role in suicidal thoughts and attempts. The study is the first state by state, see the suicide before it happens. In previous government research data state by state, was in deaths from suicide, with the highest rates in western states such as Alaska, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.

That had been the majority of suicide plans and suicide attempts? Rhode Island topped the charts, with 1 in 36 residents saying they had planned a suicide, and 1 in 67 said they had attempted suicide. Delaware had at least attempted suicide, with 1 in 1,000 attempts for notification.

In general, the central and western region had significantly higher rates of contemplating suicide in the South and Northeast.

Georgians were less likely to have suicidal thoughts, with only 1 in 50 say they have contemplated suicide, and were also the lowest in the planning of a suicide (1 in 1,000).

Why are rates different from every state? Researchers are not sure, but said the demographics of the state could play a role.

Adolescents and women were more likely to consider suicide, while older males had higher rates of actual suicide deaths, said study author Dr. Alex Crosby, an epidemiologist at the CDC. That suggests a state with a large number of young people and women may be high in suicidal thoughts and planning, but not so high in the deaths.

It is also possible that the planners of suicide in the sparsely populated Western states have fewer friends or health professionals in all to save them, said Matthew Nock, a professor of psychology at Harvard University who has researched suicide patterns

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