Index: Health / Subcategory: Mental Health & Emotional Well-being / Measure: Suicide

Suicide - Charts

Date Updated: 10/02/2012

What this chart shows: Suicide Mortality Rate* (per 100,000) by Gender in Larimer County, 2002-2011

*Age-Adjusted Rate

To protect confidentiality, rates were not calculated when there were fewer than 3 instances and are marked as <3 above.

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What the above data tell us:

Although females report depression and suicide attempts at a higher rate than males, historically the rate of suicide death is higher for males. Men are much more likely than women to use firearms as a method of suicide, whereas women are more likely to choose poisoning. It is, therefore, more likely that a man using a firearm will result in death.

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What this chart shows: Attempted Suicide Rate* (per 100,000) by Gender in Larimer County, 2002-2011

*Crude Death Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What the above data tell us:

The data shown above represent the rate per 100,000 residents of attempted suicide resulting in hospitalization. It is likely some of these individuals died after being admitted and would also be counted in the suicide mortality rate. No statistics are currently available representing the number of attempted suicides that did not result in hospitalization.

On average, 59% more women than men attempted suicide resulting in hospitalization in Larimer County over the last 10 years.

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What this chart shows: Suicide Mortality Rate* (per 100,000) by Age Group and Gender in Larimer County, 2007-2011 (5-Year Totals)

 

*Crude Death Rate

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What the above data tell us:

The 5-year (2007-2011) suicide mortality rate for men in Larimer County was highest for those over the age of 55.

During this same period, female suicides for those between the ages of 45 and 54 were significantly higher than any other age group.

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What this chart shows: Suicide Method by Gender in Larimer County, 2007-2011 (5-Year Totals)

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What this chart shows: Suicide Method by Age Group in Larimer County, 2007-2011 (5-Year Totals)

Data Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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What the above data tell us:

In Larimer County, men were more likely than women to use firearms (61% vs. 20%, respectively) as a method of suicide. The percentage of suicides by firearms was higher for those over the age of 55. Examples of possible 'Other' or 'Unspecified' methods include poisoning or suffocation.

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Data Tables:

Suicide Mortality Rate (Age-Adjusted Rate) by Gender -
Larimer County

 

Male

Female

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2002

29

22.7

<3

N/A*

2003

35

26.6

10

7.3

2004

21

15.3

12

9.0

2005

40

31.4

11

6.8

2006

38

24.8

10

6.9

2007

29

21.2

5

3.1

2008

32

24.1

5

3.1

2009

43

28.3

15

9.3

2010

34

21.5

11

6.7

2011

41

28.1

13

7.2

*Fewer than 3 instances, no rate established.
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Attempted Suicide Rate (Crude Rate) by Gender -
Larimer County

 

Male

Female

Number

Rate

Number

Rate

2002

72

54.2

115

86.3

2003

94

70.3

129

96.0

2004

84

61.7

143

104.3

2005

74

53.9

137

98.9

2006

63

45.1

118

83.5

2007

91

63.9

141

97.7

2008

116

80.0

186

126.2

2009

140

94.9

177

118.0

2010

120

80.5

165

109.0

2011

94

62.0

175

113.8

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Suicide Rate (Crude Death Rate) by
Age Group and Gender (5-Year Totals) - Larimer County

2007-2011

Male

Female

Rate

Number

Rate

Number

15 to 24

21.3

28

3.9

5

25 to 34

30.3

34

6.8

7

35 to 44

33.6

31

4.4

4

45 to 54

31.0

32

18.2

20

55 to 64

24.4

21

8.9

8

65 +

38.5

29

3.1

3

*Fewer than 3 instances, no rate established.
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Suicide Method by Gender (5-Year Totals) - Larimer County

2007-2011

Firearms

%

Other

%

Male

109

61%

70

30%

Female

10

20%

39

80%

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Suicide Method by Age Group (5-Year Totals) - Larimer County

2007-2011

Firearms

%

Other

%

15 to 24

16

48%

17

52%

25 to 34

24

59%

17

41%

35 to 44

15

43%

20

57%

45 to 54

21

40%

31

60%

55 to 64

19

66%

10

34%

65 +

21

66%

11

34%

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