Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) Deaths and Death Rates
Berrien County Health Department District Residents, 1989-2017

Five-Year Moving AveragesGraph of Michigan and Berrien County Health Department
Year All Ages Age Under 25 Age 25 - 74 Age 75 and Older
Average
Age-Adjusted
Rate
Average
Age-Specific
Rate
Average
Age-Specific
Rate
Average
Age-Specific
Rate
2013-2017 24.2   15.2 2.8   4.2   8.8 3.8   18.0   19.0 3.9   2.0   16.1 10.0  
2012-2016 22.8   14.4 2.7   4.6   9.5 3.9   16.6   17.6 3.8   1.6   13.1 9.1  
2011-2015 22.6   13.9 2.7   4.0   8.2 3.6   17.2   18.2 3.8   1.4   11.5 8.5  
2010-2014 20.4   12.5 2.5   3.6   7.3 3.4   14.6   15.4 3.5   2.2   18.0 10.6  
2009-2013 17.2   10.6 2.3   2.2   4.4 2.6   13.0   13.7 3.3   2.0   16.4 10.2  
2008-2012 16.4   10.1 2.3   1.8   3.6 2.4   12.4   13.1 3.3   2.2   18.0 10.7  
2007-2011 18.0   11.3 2.4   1.4   2.8 2.1   14.0   14.8 3.5   2.6   21.3 11.6  
2006-2010 17.2   11.0 2.4   1.4   2.8 2.0   13.6   14.4 3.4   2.2   18.1 10.7  
2005-2009 18.0   11.4 2.4   1.0     15.0   15.9 3.6   2.0   16.6 10.3  
2004-2008 19.0   11.9 2.4   1.0     15.2   16.2 3.6   2.8   23.4 12.3  
2003-2007 19.8   12.5 2.5   1.4   2.7 2.0   15.8   16.8 3.7   2.6   21.9 11.9  
2002-2006 18.4   11.3 2.3   1.0     14.2   15.1 3.5   3.2   27.3 13.4  
2001-2005 18.4   11.4 2.3   1.8   3.3 2.2   13.4   14.2 3.4   3.2   27.5 13.5  
2000-2004 16.4   10.2 2.2   2.0   3.7 2.3   11.8   12.5 3.2   2.6   22.5 12.3  
1999-2003 15.4   9.5 2.1   2.0   3.6 2.2   11.6   12.2 3.1   1.8   15.8 10.3  
Note: The manner in which underlying cause of death is coded and classified was revised in 1999 to reflect changing medical opinion and practice. The comparability between classification schemes for this particular cause of death is high (1.00), meaning that the change should have little or no impact on the comparisons of mortality statistics over time.
1998-2002 13.2   8.1 2.0   1.6   2.9 2.0   10.0   10.5 2.9   1.6   14.2 9.8  
1997-2001 12.2   7.6 1.9   1.6   2.9 2.0   9.8   10.3 2.9   0.8    
1996-2000 12.2   7.5 1.9   1.8   3.2 2.1   9.2   9.7 2.8   1.2   10.9 8.8  
1995-1999 13.8   8.6 2.0   2.2   3.9 2.3   10.2   10.7 2.9   1.4   13.0 9.6  
1994-1998 13.6   8.4 2.0   2.2   3.9 2.3   10.2   10.7 2.9   1.2   11.4 9.1  
1993-1997 15.4   9.5 2.1   2.4   4.2 2.4   11.8   12.4 3.2   1.2   11.6 9.3  
1992-1996 15.4   9.5 2.1   2.8   4.8 2.5   11.8   12.5 3.2   0.8    
1991-1995 16.4   10.1 2.2   2.6   4.5 2.4   13.0   13.8 3.4   0.8    
1990-1994 15.8   9.8 2.2   2.4   4.1 2.3   12.2   13.0 3.3   1.2   12.4 9.9  
1989-1993 17.0   10.5 2.3   3.2   5.4 2.7   12.2   13.1 3.3   1.6   16.9 11.7  
1988-1992 19.0   11.5 2.3   4.2   7.1 3.0   12.4   13.3 3.3   2.4   25.9 14.7  
1987-1991 19.6   11.9 2.4   4.0   6.7 2.9   12.8   13.8 3.4   2.8   30.9 16.2  
1986-1990 18.2   11.1 2.3   3.4   5.6 2.7   12.2   13.2 3.3   2.6   29.3 15.9  
1985-1989 19.4   12.0 2.4   3.6   5.8 2.7   13.4   14.5 3.5   2.4   27.6 15.6  
1984-1988 19.4   12.1 2.5   3.4   5.4 2.6   14.0   15.3 3.6   2.0   23.5 14.6  
1983-1987 16.8   10.6 2.3   2.4   3.8 2.1   12.8   14.0 3.4   1.6   19.2 13.3  
1982-1986 17.2   11.1 2.4   2.8   4.3 2.3   12.4   13.7 3.4   2.0   24.5 15.2  
1981-1985 17.2   11.0 2.4   3.0   4.5 2.3   12.2   13.5 3.4   2.0   25.0 15.5  
1980-1984 16.4   10.7 2.4   3.0   4.4 2.2   11.8   13.0 3.3   1.6   20.4 14.2  
        



Notes:

The underlying cause of death is the condition giving rise to the chain of events leading to death. Between January 1, 1979 and December 31, 1998, the underlying causes of death were classified in accordance with the Ninth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9), a coding structure developed by the World Health Organization. Starting January 1, 1999, causes of death were classified using the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). With each revision there are differences in classifying the underlying cause of death. Therefore, health statistics based on one revision are not directly comparable to the other revision without the use of comparability ratios.

(See "Comparability of cause of death between ICD-9 and ICD-10: Preliminary estimates." National vital statistics reports; vol 49 no. 2. Hyattsville, Maryland: National Center for Health Statistics. 2001. )
Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) Deaths: Before 1999, deaths were classified with ICD-9 codes E950-E599. Starting in 1999, deaths were classified using ICD-10 codes *U03,X60-X84,Y87.0.

Intentional Self-harm (Suicide) Death Rates: Rates are per 100,000. Computed by the direct method, using as the standard population the age distribution of the total population of the United States for the year 2000. The true rate lies between the lower and upper bounds of the interval with 95% statistical confidence. If the confidence interval is large for a single year comparison, it is suggested that you use the three year and five year moving average rates.

Source:  1989 - 2017 Michigan Resident Death Files, Division for Vital Records & Health Statistics, Michigan Department of Health & Human Services, Population Estimate (latest update 6/2018), National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Populations With Bridged Race Categories

Date Updated: December 7, 2018