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Suicides in young US people increase 56% over a decade

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 21 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6108
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The suicide rate in the US rose by 56% among people aged 10-24 between 2007 (6.8 per 100 000) and 2017 (10.6 per 100 000), figures have shown.1

A report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, in 2017, suicide and homicide were the second and third leading causes of death in people aged 15-19 and 20-24 …

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