USA; Suicide rates for females were higher in 2014 than in 1999 for all age groups under 75 years

Suicide rates for females were higher in 2014 than in 1999 for all age groups under 75 years.

  • Suicide rates for females were highest for those aged 45–64 in both 1999 (6.0 per 100,000) and 2014 (9.8) (Figure 2). This age group also had the second-largest percent increase (63%) since 1999.
  • Although based on a small number of suicides compared with other age groups (150 in 2014), the suicide rate for females aged 10–14 had the largest percent increase (200%) during the time period, tripling from 0.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 1.5 in 2014.
  • Percent increases in suicide rates since 1999 for females aged 15–24, 25–44, and 65–74 ranged between 31% and 53%.
  • In contrast to other age groups, the suicide rate for women aged 75 and over decreased by 11% from 1999 through 2014, declining from 4.5 to 4.0 per 100,000.

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