Table 2

Prevalence of comorbid medical conditions in male suicides by age, racial-ethnicity, category, and type: United States, 1999–2003

Whites

Blacks

Hispanics*




Medical Condition (ICD-10)

Prevalence per 100

Prevalence per 100

Prevalence per 100


Age (in years)

15–34

35–64

65+

Total

15–34

35–64

65+

Total

15–34

35–64

65+

Total


Number of deaths

27931

52814

21059

101804

4029

3174

624

7827

3927

3194

704

7825

Mental/Behavioral Disorders

9.0

10.6

6.9

9.4

3.8

5.4

4.2

4.5

3.3

4.0

2.3**

3.5

Organic (F00–F09)

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1**

0.0**

0.3

0.1

0.0**

0.1**

0.0**

0.1**

Alcohol use (F10)

2.5

3.3

0.7

2.6

1.2

1.4

0.5

1.2

1.2

1.7

0.3**

1.3

Other substance use (F11–F19)

1.0

0.8

0.3

0.7

0.5

1.0

0.2

0.7

0.7

0.4**

0.0**

0.5

Schizophrenia (F20–F29)

0.4

0.3

0.1

0.3

0.5

0.6

0.0

0.5

0.2**

0.2**

0.0**

0.2**

Mood disorder/depression (F30–F39)

4.7

5.7

5.5

5.4

1.4

2.3

3.2

1.9

1.1

1.3

2.0**

1.3

Other mental health (F40–F99)

0.4

0.4

0.2

0.3

0.1**

0.1**

0.0**

0.1**

0.0**

0.2**

0.0**

0.1**

Physical Diseases

6.3

9.7

19.5

10.8

5.2

8.5

16.8

7.5

6.3

7.4

14.5

7.5

HIV (B20–B24)

0.0**

0.1

0.0**

0.1

0.1**

0.2**

0.0

0.1**

0.1**

0.2**

0.1**

0.1**

Other communicable(A+B residual)

0.1

0.2

0.2

0.2

0.1**

0.4**

0.5

0.3

0.2**

0.1**

0.1**

0.2**

Cancer (C00–C99)

0.0**

0.7

4.9

1.4

0.0**

0.6**

5.1

0.7

0.0**

0.1**

2.7**

0.3

Nervous system (G00–G99)

2.0

1.5

1.7

1.7

1.5

1.2

0.3

1.3

2.4

1.8

1.4**

2.1

Circulatory (I00–I99)

1.3

2.8

6.2

3.1

1.3

2.3

4.5

2.0

0.8

1.8

5.4

1.6

Respiratory (J00–J99)

0.5

0.9

2.8

1.3

0.4

1.0

2.1

0.9

0.6

0.6**

1.6**

0.7

Digestive (K00–K99)

0.3

0.7

0.5

0.6

0.1**

0.3

0.5**

0.3

0.4**

0.9

0.1**

0.7

Other diseases (D,E,H,L-R)

1.9

2.7

3.3

2.9

1.6

2.6

3.8

2.4

1.8

2.0

3.0

2.1

Total Disorders and Diseases

15.3

20.2

26.4

20.2

9.0

13.9

21.0

11.9

9.5

11.4

16.8

10.9


* Percentage black is 1.2.

**Prevalence estimate may be unreliable since it is based on a cell size with less than 20 cases.

Rockett et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:10   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-10

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