What does this indicator measure?

Suicide mortality is represented by the number of deaths per 100,000 people and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. It includes ICD-10 codes: X60–X84, Y87.0.

Why is this indicator important?

Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. On average, 100 people commit suicide each day in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

About the data

Community: Sullivan County

Reference: Indiana

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Injury Prevention & Safety

Community Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Reference Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Promising Practices: Mental Health & Mental Disorders

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