CT Suicide Data Presentation

Report
Connecticut and National Suicide Data:
For General Audiences
Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD, Professor
Sara Wakai, PhD, Assistant Professor,
University of Connecticut Health Center
Prepared for CTSAB Annual Meeting
September 26, 2013
Data Sources
• Official Statistics:
– Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME),
State of Connecticut
– National Vital Statistics Reports (CDC)
• Hospital Data:
– Connecticut Hospital Inpatient Discharge
Database (CT DPH)
Data Sources
• Survey Data: Behavior Survey (CDC)
– Youth Risk Behavior Survey (CDC)
– National Survey on Drug Use and Health
(SAMHSA)
The National and
Connecticut Overview (2010)
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38,364 Suicides in U.S.
1.6 Percent of All U.S. Deaths
10th Leading Cause of U.S. Deaths
342 Suicides in Connecticut in 2010
CT Ranked 45 out of 50 states
Source: McIntosh, J. L., & Drapeau, C. W. (AAS, 2012), OCME
Deaths by Suicide
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
(OCME), State of Connecticut
National Vital Statistics Reports (CDC)
Average Number of Suicides In CT
Per Year 2004-2012
• Average Total: 300 (SD= 48.1)
• Range: 250 (2007) to 367 (2011)
• Average Female: 65 (SD= 17.8)
• Average Male: 235 (SD= 31.2)
Source: OCME
Number of Suicides In CT by Year
2004 - 2012
400
TOTAL
350
300
250
MALE
200
150
100
FEMALE
50
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Source: OCME
2009
2010
2011
2012
Connecticut Suicide Rate
by Age 2012
Rate: Per 100,000
Source: OCME, DPH
Connecticut Suicide Rate
by Race 2012
Rate: Per 100,000
Source: OCME, DPH
Number of Suicides by Month
2004 and 2012
Number & Rate of Suicide by
CT County 2012
County
Middlesex
Litchfield
Windham
Tolland
Hartford
New London
New Haven
Fairfield
Total
n
26
27
14
17
99
30
69
69
351
Rate: Per 100,000
Population Rate/100,000
166,043
15.7
188,789
14.3
118,151
11.9
152,507
11.2
894,705
11.1
273,502
11.0
861,113
8.0
925,899
7.5
3,580,709
9.8
Source: OCME, DPH
Hospitalization for Self-Injury
CT Hospital Inpatient Discharge
Database (DPH)
Rate: Per 100,000
Source: CT HIDD (DPH)
Rate: Per 100,000
Source: CT HIDD, DPH
Comparing Rates of Suicide to
Hospitalizations for Self Injury, by CT
County (2012)
Sources: OCME, CT HIDD (DPH)
Age Differences in Rates of
Hospitalizations for Self Injury (2012)
Sources: OCME, CT HIDD (DPH)
Age Differences in Rates of
Hospitalizations for Self Injury (2012)
Sources: OCME, CT HIDD (DPH)
Self-Report Data
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (CDC)
National Survey on Drug Use and
Health (SAMHSA)
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
Percent of students who felt sad or hopeless almost every day for
two plus weeks in a row, past 12 months
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
Percent of students who seriously considered attempting suicide
during the past 12 months
Source: CDC
2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
Percent of students who made a plan about how they would
attempt suicide during the past 12 months
Source: CDC
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
Percent of students who actually attempted suicide one or more
times during the past 12 months
Source: CDC
2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results
Percent of students who made a suicide attempt during the past 12
months that resulted in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to
be treated by a doctor or nurse
Source: CDC
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results: US
Percent of students who seriously considered attempting suicide
during the past 12 months (1991 – 2011)
Source: CDC
Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results: US
Percent of students who attempted suicide during the past 12 months
(1991 – 2011)
Source: CDC
Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior Among Adults
(2008-2009)
Thought
Plan
Attempt
Percent
95% CI
Percent
95% CI
Percent
95% CI
US
3.7
(3.5-3.9)
1.0
(0.9-1.1)
.5
(0.4-0.5)
CT
4.3
(3.2-5.8)
1.2
(0.6-2.3)
1.0
(0.5-1.9)
Source: CDC, MMWR 2011
Suicidal Thoughts Among Adults, by Gender
(2008-2009)
Male
Percent
95% CI
Female
Percent 95% CI
US
3.5
(3.2-3.8)
3.9
(3.7-4.2)
CT
4.6
(2.7-7.7)
4.0
(2.6-6.3)
Source: CDC, MMWR 2011
Suicidal Thoughts Among Adults, by Race
(2008-2009)
White
Black
Hispanic
Percent
95% CI
Percent
95% CI
Percent
95% CI
US
3.9
(3.7-4.1)
3.5
(3.1-4.0)
3.0
(2.6-3.6)
CT
4.6
(3.2-6.6)
.8
(.3-2.5)
6.3
(3.0-12.7)
Source: CDC, MMWR 2011
Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior Among Adults
by Age (2008-2009)
18-29 Years
30+ Years
Percent
95% CI
Percent
95% CI
US
5.7
(5.4-6.0)
3.1
(2.9-3.4)
CT
6.2
(3.6-10.5)
3.8
(2.5-5.9)
Source: CDC, MMWR 2011
Acknowledgements
We are grateful to the Office of the Chief
Medical Examiner (OCME), State of
Connecticut and the CT Department of
Public Health for assistance in obtaining
data for this presentation.
Contact Information
• Robert H. Aseltine, Jr., PhD
Professor, Division of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health
Director, Institute for Public Health Research
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 3910
Farmington, CT 06030-3910
Tel: (860) 679-3282
[email protected]
• Sara Wakai, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Public Health and Population Sciences
University of Connecticut Health Center
270 Farmington Ave Suite 262- MC6210
Farmington, CT 06032
Phone: 860-679-5503
[email protected]

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