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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of asphyxiation suicide decedents, United States 2005–2014

From: Epidemiology of asphyxiation suicides in the United States, 2005–2014

  Total Column % 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 10-year IRR (95% CI)
    N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate N Rate  
Total 25,270 100.0% 1966 2.9 2045 3.0 2256 3.3 2292 3.3 2545 3.6 2647 3.7 2716 3.8 2813 3.9 2815 3.8 3175 4.3 1.47 (1.39, 1.57)
Sex a
 Male 20,203 79.9% 1574 5.1 1681 5.4 1858 5.9 1877 5.9 2048 6.3 2110 6.5 2162 6.6 2208 6.6 2227 6.6 2458 7.2 1.40 (1.31, 1.48)
 Female 5066 20.0% 392 1.1 364 1.0 398 1.1 414 1.1 497 1.3 537 1.4 554 1.4 605 1.5 588 1.5 717 1.8 1.85 (1.64, 2.08)
Race
 White, NH 19,402 76.8% 1471 3.0 1555 3.2 1685 3.4 1772 3.6 1984 4.0 2021 4.1 2104 4.2 2202 4.4 2156 4.3 2452 4.9 1.62 (1.51, 1.74)
 Black, NH 1732 6.9% 158 1.6 153 1.5 163 1.6 152 1.4 157 1.5 183 1.7 172 1.6 167 1.5 209 1.8 218 1.9 1.24 (1.05, 1.47)
 Asian/PI, NH 667 2.6% c 4.1 c 5.9 39 8.6 59 4.9 65 5.7 c 6.7 c 4.8 c 7.7 77 6.9 c 7.0 1.67 (1.27, 2.18)
 Other, NH b 1306 5.2% 97 d 124 d 152 d 127 d 136 d 150 d 146 d 137 d 121 2.3 d d d
 Hispanic 2124 8.4% 188 3.3 165 2.7 212 3.4 174 2.6 203 3.0 223 3.1 222 3.0 220 2.9 247 3.2 270 3.4 1.08 (0.92, 1.26)
 Unknown, NH 39 0.2% c d c d 5 d 8 d 0 d c d c d c d 5 d c d d
Age (years)
 10–14 494 2.0% c 0.9 c 0.8 c 0.6 38 0.7 c 0.8 50 0.9 c 0.9 56 1.0 62 1.1 c 1.2 1.67 (1.23, 2.27)
 15–19 2029 8.0% 178 3.2 166 2.9 173 3.0 198 3.4 206 3.5 215 3.7 200 3.5 228 4.0 217 3.9 248 4.4 1.49 (1.28, 1.74)
 20–24 2873 11.4% 279 5.1 250 4.5 253 4.5 238 4.3 286 5.1 289 5.0 312 5.3 324 5.4 302 5.0 340 5.6 1.21 (1.06, 1.37)
 25–29 2761 10.9% 212 4.1 235 4.5 268 5.0 241 4.4 274 4.9 301 5.4 291 5.1 319 5.6 312 5.5 308 5.3 1.33 (1.17, 1.52)
 30–39 5083 20.1% 405 3.7 443 4.1 503 4.7 451 4.2 516 4.8 483 4.5 524 4.8 553 5.1 571 5.2 634 5.7 1.47 (1.33, 1.62)
 40–49 5419 21.4% 441 3.7 474 3.9 538 4.5 526 4.4 556 4.7 589 5.0 606 5.2 584 5.0 519 4.5 586 5.2 1.38 (1.20, 1.58)
 50–59 4084 16.2% 214 2.1 248 2.4 281 2.7 388 3.6 442 4.0 425 3.8 469 4.1 464 4.0 543 4.6 610 5.1 2.42 (1.97, 2.96)
 60–69 1464 5.8% 78 1.3 95 1.5 108 1.6 122 1.7 126 1.7 170 2.2 156 1.9 188 2.2 172 2.0 249 2.7 1.96 (1.58, 2.43)
 70+ 1039 4.1% 103 1.6 90 1.3 96 1.4 90 1.3 95 1.4 114 1.6 107 1.5 97 1.3 117 1.5 130 1.6 1.10 (0.89, 1.35)
 Unknown 24 0.1% c d c d c d 0 d c d 11 d c d 0 d 0 d c d d
Education
 Less than high school 3850 15.2% 312 d 361 d 346 d 306 d 403 d 429 d 388 d 357 d 379 d 569 d d
 High school graduate 5524 21.9% 332 d 381 d 425 d 484 d 515 d 610 d 622 d 673 d 600 d 882 d d
 Some college 2724 10.8% 153 d 172 d 199 d 205 d 218 d 286 d 334 d 343 d 287 d 527 d d
 College graduate 1906 7.5% 105 d 115 d 158 d 130 d 181 d 215 d 242 d 228 d 197 d 335 d d
 Unknown 11,898 47.1% 1148 d 1073 d 1181 d 1168 d 1247 d 1107 d 1131 d 1225 d 1501 d 1117 d d
  1. Abbreviations: CI confidence interval, IRR incident rate ratio, NH non-Hispanic, PI Pacific Islander
  2. aThere was one decedent of unknown sex
  3. bIncludes American Indian/Alaska Native, Other, and Two or more races
  4. cCell counts suppressed due to counts fewer than five deaths
  5. dRate and IRR not calculated because of lack of population estimates for demographic group