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

Five-Year Moving AveragesGraph of Michigan and Kent 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 72.2   11.4 1.2   10.6   4.8 1.3   56.6   14.9 1.7   5.0   14.4 5.6  
2012-2016 69.4   11.1 1.2   9.8   4.4 1.2   55.2   14.7 1.7   4.4   12.8 5.4  
2011-2015 64.0   10.4 1.2   8.4   3.8 1.2   50.2   13.6 1.7   5.4   15.9 6.0  
2010-2014 60.4   10.0 1.1   7.4   3.3 1.1   48.0   13.3 1.7   5.0   14.9 5.8  
2009-2013 60.6   10.2 1.2   7.4   3.3 1.1   48.6   13.7 1.7   4.6   13.8 5.6  
2008-2012 60.2   10.1 1.2   8.0   3.6 1.1   48.2   13.7 1.7   4.0   12.1 5.3  
2007-2011 59.4   10.0 1.2   7.8   3.5 1.1   47.6   13.7 1.7   4.0   12.2 5.3  
2006-2010 60.2   10.2 1.2   7.4   3.3 1.1   49.6   14.4 1.8   3.2   9.8 4.8  
2005-2009 58.8   10.0 1.1   7.4   3.3 1.1   48.4   14.2 1.8   3.0   9.3 4.7  
2004-2008 55.4   9.5 1.1   7.8   3.5 1.1   45.2   13.3 1.7   2.4   7.5 4.2  
2003-2007 51.6   8.9 1.1   7.6   3.4 1.1   42.2   12.6 1.7   1.8   5.7 3.7  
2002-2006 51.2   8.9 1.1   6.4   2.8 1.0   42.8   12.8 1.7   2.0   6.4 4.0  
2001-2005 49.8   8.7 1.1   7.2   3.2 1.0   40.8   12.3 1.7   1.8   5.8 3.8  
2000-2004 49.8   8.7 1.1   7.4   3.3 1.1   40.6   12.4 1.7   1.8   5.9 3.9  
1999-2003 48.6   8.6 1.1   7.4   3.3 1.1   39.0   12.0 1.7   2.2   7.3 4.3  
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 48.6   8.7 1.1   7.8   3.5 1.1   38.4   11.9 1.7   2.4   8.1 4.6  
1997-2001 49.4   8.9 1.1   8.6   3.9 1.2   37.6   11.8 1.7   3.2   11.0 5.4  
1996-2000 49.2   9.0 1.1   8.0   3.7 1.1   37.8   11.9 1.7   3.4   11.9 5.6  
1995-1999 51.2   9.5 1.2   7.6   3.6 1.1   39.6   12.6 1.8   4.0   14.2 6.2  
1994-1998 51.6   9.7 1.2   7.6   3.6 1.1   40.2   13.0 1.8   3.8   13.8 6.2  
1993-1997 51.6   9.9 1.2   7.4   3.5 1.1   39.2   12.8 1.8   5.0   18.5 7.3  
1992-1996 49.6   9.5 1.2   7.4   3.6 1.2   37.2   12.4 1.8   5.0   18.9 7.4  
1991-1995 52.0   10.2 1.3   8.6   4.2 1.3   38.2   12.9 1.8   5.2   20.2 7.7  
1990-1994 50.0   10.0 1.3   9.0   4.5 1.3   36.4   12.5 1.8   4.6   18.3 7.5  
1989-1993 49.0   9.9 1.3   9.2   4.6 1.3   34.8   12.1 1.8   5.0   20.4 8.0  
1988-1992 47.0   9.7 1.3   9.6   4.9 1.4   33.0   11.7 1.8   4.4   18.4 7.7  
1987-1991 45.8   9.6 1.3   10.2   5.2 1.4   32.4   11.7 1.8   3.2   13.8 6.8  
1986-1990 44.2   9.3 1.3   10.0   5.2 1.4   30.6   11.3 1.8   3.6   15.9 7.4  
1985-1989 43.4   9.4 1.3   9.8   5.1 1.4   29.6   11.2 1.8   4.0   18.1 8.0  
1984-1988 43.4   9.6 1.3   9.2   4.8 1.4   30.2   11.7 1.9   4.0   18.6 8.1  
1983-1987 45.0   10.2 1.4   9.2   4.8 1.4   31.6   12.5 1.9   4.2   19.9 8.5  
1982-1986 44.2   10.3 1.4   8.6   4.5 1.3   31.4   12.7 2.0   4.2   20.3 8.7  
1981-1985 43.0   10.1 1.4   8.8   4.6 1.4   30.8   12.7 2.0   3.4   16.8 8.0  
1980-1984 41.8   9.7 1.4   9.4   4.9 1.4   29.0   12.2 2.0   3.4   17.1 8.1  
        



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