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Table 4 Asphyxiation suicide location, United States 2005–2014

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

  Overall Hanging Smothering Chemical
N Column % N Column % N Column % N Column %
Total 25,270 100.0% 22,931 100.0% 1717 100.0% 968 100.0%
House or apartment 19,182 75.9% 17,540 76.5% 1316 76.6% 713 73.7%
Park, playground, natural area, or public use area 1447 5.7% 1404 6.1% 31 1.8% 14 1.4%
Correctional facility 1336 5.3% 1291 5.6% 16 0.9% 0 0.0%
Hotel or motel 679 2.7% 480 2.1% 162 9.4% 120 12.4%
Hospital, medical facility, or supervised residential facility 410 1.6% 348 1.5% 41 2.4% 5 0.5%
Street, sidewalk, or alley 249 1.0% 227 1.0% 18 1.0% 13 1.3%
Industrial area, construction area, or abandoned building 207 0.8% 199 0.9% 5 0.3% 6 0.6%
Commercial establishment 207 0.8% 201 0.9% 6 0.3% 5 0.5%
Farm 177 0.7% 165 0.7% a a a a
Child care center or school 142 0.6% 131 0.6% 11 0.6% 5 0.5%
Motor vehicle 134 0.5% 43 0.2% 57 3.3% 57 5.9%
Office building 70 0.3% 59 0.3% 7 0.4% 7 0.7%
Public parking lot or garage 68 0.3% 51 0.2% 13 0.8% 10 1.0%
Other 631 2.5% 598 2.6% 23 1.3% 9 0.9%
Unknown 331 1.3% 194 0.8% a a a a
  1. aCell counts suppressed due to counts fewer than five deaths