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					                                             Suicide and Suicide
  Oregon Public
  Health Division

  2006
                                             Attempts in Oregon
                                             Oregon Injury Prevention and Epidemiology Program Suicide Fact Sheet

                                            Suicides, 2006                                                                                      60
                                                                                                                                                                          Suicide Mortality
                                                                                                                                                                       Rate by age and sex, 2006


 BASIC          FACTS
                                              Rate                                Age
                                                                                                                                                50

 •      There were 568 suicides in
        Oregon in 2006.
                                              •      The 2006 adjusted rate of    •     Men 75-84 year                                          40




                                                                                                                             Rate per 100,000
                                                     suicide in Oregon was 14.9         old had the high-
 •      Men are more likely to die                   per 100,000 persons.               est suicide rate—                                       30
                                                                                        59.6 per
        from suicide than women.              •      In 2005, Oregon ranked             100,000.
                                                     14th among all US states                                                                   20

 •      The rate of suicide tends to                 in suicide incidence.        •     Both men and
                                                                                        women experi-                                           10
        increase with age— rates              Sex                                       enced a peak in
                                                                                        suicide risk be-
        are highest in males 75               •      Among males, the rate of           tween 45 and 54
                                                                                                                                                 0
                                                                                                                                                       F M       F M     F M      F M         F M     F M       F M     F M       F M
                                                     suicide was 23.6 per               years of age                                                   5-14   15-24    25-34      35-44       45-54   55-64     65-74   75-84     85+    Age
        years of age and older.                      100,000 in 2006.                   (although not the                                                                   sex               F             M

 •                                                                                      highest peak for
        2% of suicide attempt hospi-          •      The rate among females             men).                                                                      Method
                                                     was 7.2 per 100,000 in
        talizations were due to fire-
                                                     2006.                        Race                                                                             •        54% of suicides in 2006
                                                                                                                                                                            involved a firearm.
        arms; 54% of suicides in-
                                              •      61% of suicides among        •     Caucasians have the high-
        volved a firearm.                            men involved firearms.             est suicide rate— 16 per                                                   Risks
                                                                                        100,000 in 2006.                                                           •
 •      25% of suicides (142) in              •      For women, the majority of                                                                                             More than 50% of people
                                                     suicides— 51%— involved      •     The second highest rate is                                                          who died by suicide in
        2006 occurred among veter-                   poison.                            among American Indians/                                                             2006 were reported to
                                                                                        Native Alaskans at 10 per                                                           have recently experienced
        ans— 135 of them were                                                           100,000.                                                                            a depressed mood.
        male.



Number and percent of suicide
attempt hospitalizations by                  Hospitalized Attempts, 2006
mechanism, 2006
                                             Rate                                 Age                                      Self-harm/suicide Attempt Hospitalization
                                                                                                                                                                  Rate by age and sex, 2006
Mechanism             %         No.          •      There were 54.7 suicide       •     The highest                        140
                                                                                                                           130
Poisoning             93.4      1882                hospitalizations (adjusted)         rates occur                        120

                                                    per 100,000 persons in              among those                        110

Cut/pierce            3.2       65                  2006.                               35-44 years                        100
                                                                                                                            90
                                                                                                        Rate per 100,000




                                                                                        of age— for
Firearm               1.4       28
                                             •
                                                                                                                            80
                                                    The rate of hospitalization         both men and                        70

Not elsewhere         0.6       12                  for suicide attempt in-             women.                              60

classifiable                                        creased significantly be-                                               50


                                                                                  •
                                                                                                                            40
Falls                 0.4       9                   tween 2000 and 2006.                The second                          30

                                                                                        highest rates                       20
Suffocation           0.4       8            Sex
                                                                                        are among                           10
                                                                                                                            0
Motor vehicle         0.1       3            •      The rate among females              females 15-                                             F M      F M       F M      F M      F M          F M       F M     F M     F M

traffic                                                                                 24.                                                     5-14     15-24    25-34   35-44      45-54        55-64     65-74   75-84   85+    Age
                                                    was 71.5 per 100,000                                                                                           Gender                 F             M
Not specified         0.1       3                   compared to 38.5 for men.     Method
Other specified       0.1       3                                                                                                                                           hospitalizations involved
                                                                                  •     93% of suicide attempt                                                              poison.
Fire/burn             0.0       1


Oregon Injury Prevention and Epidemiology Program                                                                                                                              800 NE Oregon St, #772
Web: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/ipe/index.shtml                                                                                                                              Portland, OR 97232

				
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