Place-Based Patterns in Youth Suicide Rates

An analysis of public-use data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed rural-specific trends in suicide for Americans aged 10 to 24 over the last 20 years. The study from the American Communities Project and the Center on Rural Innovation found that rural communities have seen some of the highest rates in the age group.  Two of the geography types studied, Hispanic Centers and the African American South, had lower rates than the national average.  However, rates for Native American communities were far above all others, in some cases more than double other types.

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