Trends in Suicide by Level of Urbanization — United States, 1999–2015

CDC MORIBIDITY & MORTALITY REPORT | on Thu, Mar 16, 2:00 PM

After declining since 1986, the U.S. suicide rate increased during 2000–2015 (3). This study provides added support to previous findings that a geographic disparity in suicide rates exists in the United States, with higher rates in less urban areas and lower rates in more urban areas (4) and extends these findings to characterize suicide trends by urbanization level over time. Specifically, the current study found that suicide rates across all urbanization levels increased during the period 1...

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