Death Rates for Suicide, by Selected Characteristics: 1950 to 2004

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 118):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 104 rows and 17 columns.

Data are based on a continuous file of records received from the States. Rates per 100,000 population. For explanation of age-adjustment, see headnote, Table 108. U.S. standard population based on the year 2000 standard; see Technical notes. Figures for 2000 are based on weighted data rounded to the nearest individual, so categories may not add to total or subtotals. See Appendix III


  1. Includes deaths of persons who were not residents of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
  2. In 1950 rate is for the age group 75 years and over.
  3. Excludes data from States lacking an Hispanic-origin item on their death certificates. See Appendix I, National Vital Statistics System.
    Persons of Hispanic origin may be any race.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.