Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die.
Suicide is among the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, resulting in about one death every 11 minutes. Additionally, suicide attempts result in an even larger number of non-fatal, intentional self-harm injuries. Suicide is a problem throughout the life span. In the US, it is the second leading cause of death for people 10 to 34 years of age, the fourth leading cause among people 35 to 54 years of age, and the eighth leading cause among people 55 to 64 years of age.
In 2021, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Suicide (All) in Okeechobee County was 22.0 compared to Florida at 13.8. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Okeechobee County is in the fourth quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs less often in about three quarters of the counties than in Okeechobee County. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths From Suicide, Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2021
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Suicide, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year