Suicide Rate Rising Annually, Highest In Middle-Age Whites

October 22, 2008

A new study has found that the suicide rate continues to rise, with the risk highest among middle-age white men and women in the United States.....Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study has found that the suicide rate continues to rise, with the risk highest among middle-age white men and women in the United States.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland carried out the study to try and see what type of change has taken place over the past few years in terms of suicides.

They found that the overall suicide rate has increased yearly from 1999 to 2005.

The rate is now at 11 per 100,000 people in the United States.

The group who is at the highest risk for suicide is middle-aged white people between the age of 40 to 64.

This group saw an increase of 3% annually for white men, and 4% annually for white women.

They were at the highest risk though as the population of Asians and Native Americans saw no change in suicide rate.

As for the black population, they actually saw a decline.

The study was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine


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