Women had a higher prevalence of suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts in the past year than men

Women had a higher prevalence of suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts in the past year than men

Women had a higher prevalence of suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts in the past year than men, while the prevalence was also higher for adults aged 18 to 39 compared to those aged 40 and over.

These are some of the conclusions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC)


Suicidal thoughts prevalence

The prevalence of suicidal thoughts, planning, and attempts is described in a report published in the Jan. 7 issue of the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The researchers observed variations in estimates of the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. by sociodemographic factors, region and state. An estimated 10.6 million (annual average) of adults in the United States (4.3 percent of the adult population) reported having suicidal thoughts in the past year between 2015 and 2019.

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The prevalence ranged from 4.0 percent in the northeast and south to 4.8 percent in the west. Overall, 1.3 percent of the adult population (approximately 3.1 million adults) I had made a suicide plan last year, with a prevalence ranging from 1.0 to 1.4 percent in the Northeast and in the Midwest and West, respectively.

Additionally, 0.6 percent of the adult population (an estimated 1.4 million adults) had made a suicide attempt in the past year.