Suicide Rates by Major Occupational Group -- 17 States, 2012 and 2015
Stone, Deborah M.
Marsh, Suzanne M., M.P.A.
Schumacher, Pamela K.
Tiesman, Hope M.
McIntosh, Wendy LiKamWa
Lokey, Colby M.
Trudeau, Aimee-Rika T.
PublisherU.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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DescriptionWhat is already known about this topic? From 2000 to 2016, the U.S. suicide rate among working aged (16–64 years) adults increased 34% from 12.9 per 100,000 population to 17.3. What is added by this report? 2012 and 2015 National Violent Death Reporting System data from 17 states indicated the major occupational group with the highest male suicide rate was Construction and Extraction (43.6  and 53.2 ). The Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media major occupation group had the highest female suicide rate in 2012 (11.7) and 2015 (15.6). What are the implications for public health practice? A comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, including workplace-based approaches, is needed. CDC’s technical package of strategies to prevent suicide is a resource for communities and workplaces to identify prevention strategies with the best available evidence.
CitationPeterson, C., Stone, D.M., Marsh, S.M. & others. (2018). Suicide rates by major occupational group -- 17 states, 2012 and 2015. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 67(45):1253–1260. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6745a1
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/8449