Table 3

Prevalence of comorbid medical conditions in female 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

5598

16087

3793

25478

602

835

126

1563

627

630

92

1349

Mental/Behavioral Disorders

11.3

13.4

9.9

12.4

7.0

11.4

11.1**

9.7

4.6

9.8

7.6**

7.3

Organic (F00–F09)

0.1**

0.1**

0.3**

0.1

0.0**

0.2**

1.6**

0.3**

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

Alcohol use (F10)

2.1

3.5

1.1

2.8

2.0**

2.5

0.8**

2.2

0.8**

3.7

1.1**

2.1

Other substance use (F11–F19)

1.4

1.2

0.8

1.2

1.8**

1.6**

0.0**

1.5

0.3**

1.0**

2.2**

0.7**

Schizophrenia (F20–F29)

0.4

0.4

0.2**

0.3

0.2**

1.0**

0.8**

0.6**

0.2**

0.3**

0.0**

0.2**

Mood disorder/depression (F30–F39)

6.7

7.8

7.1

7.4

2.8**

5.7

7.9**

4.8

2.7**

4.6

4.3**

3.7

Other mental health (F40–F99)

0.6

0.5

0.4**

0.5

0.2**

0.4**

0.1**

0.3**

0.6**

0.3**

0.0**

0.4**

Physical Diseases

9.6

14.9

21.9

14.8

8.8

14.4

27.0

13.2

10.0

10.5

13.0**

10.5

HIV (B20–B24)

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

0.4**

0.0**

0.2**

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

0.0**

Other communicable

(A+B residual)

0.2**

0.5

0.4**

0.4

0.0**

0.6**

0.0**

0.3**

0.2**

0.2**

0.0**

0.1**

Cancer (C00–C99)

0.1**

0.7

2.5

0.8

0.2**

0.5**

1.6**

0.4**

0.0**

0.5**

0.0**

0.2**

Nervous system (G00–G99)

2.5

2.1

2.0

2.1

1.7**

1.2**

2.4**

1.5

3.7

2.2**

1.1**

2.8

Circulatory (I00–I99)

1.6

4.0

7.5

4.0

1.7**

5.1

11.1**

4.3

1.1**

2.5**

5.4**

2.1

Respiratory (J00–J99)

1.1

1.8

3.6

2.2

1.2**

1.6**

2.4**

1.5

0.6**

1.1**

2.2**

1.1**

Digestive (K00–K99)

1.3

1.4

0.9

1.4

1.7**

1.8**

0.8**

1.9

2.1**

1.7**

1.1**

2.0

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

2.9

4.5

5.1

5.0

2.5**

3.2

8.7**

4.4

2.4**

2.2**

3.3**

2.9

Total Disorders and Diseases

20.9

28.3

31.8

27.2

15.8

25.7

38.1

22.9

14.7

20.3

20.7

17.7


* Percentage black is 1.3.

**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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