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Suicide rates rise sharply in the US, figures show

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 25 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2355
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

After a nearly consistent decline in the last decades of the 20th century, suicide rates in the United States have risen sharply for both men and women in all age groups under 75 years, according to a report from the US National Center for Health Statistics.1

The report found that from 1999 through to 2014 the age adjusted suicide rate increased 24%—from 10.5 to 13 per 100 000 population. …

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