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Suicide rates are increasing among US workers

Cora Peterson The suicide rate among the U.S. working age population rose 34% between 2000 and 2016 from 12.9 to…

Cora Peterson

The suicide rate among the U.S. working age population rose 34% between 2000 and 2016 from 12.9 to 17.3 per 100,000 population, according to data published today in CDCs Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report .

For the study, CDC researchers examined suicide rates by Standard Occupational Classification Major Groups of more than 22,000 Americans aged 16 to 64 years who died by suicide in the 17 states participating in the National Violent Death Reporting System in 201

2 and 2015.

“A better understanding of how suicides are distributed by occupational group might help inform prevention programs and policies, ” Cora Peterson, PhD, from the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and colleagues wrote.

The report showed that suicide rates were highest among men in jobs related to construction and extraction – 43.6 per 100,000 in 2012, and 53.2 per 100,000 in 2015 – and highest among women in jobs related to arts, design, entertainment, sports and media – 11.7 per 100,000 in 2012, and 15.6 per 100,000 in 2015. However, in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations and women in food preparation and serving related occupations, the largest increases in self-sufficiency rates from 2012 to 2015: increases or 47% and 54%, respectively.

The suicide rate among the U.S. working age population rose 34% between 2000 and 2016, according to CDC data.

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Other occupation groups that had the highest suicide rates for men in 2015 were jobs related to arts, design, entertainment, sports and media, and jobs related to installation, maintenance and repair. Blandt de kvinder, beskyttende service og sundhedshjælp var de erhvervsmæssige grupper med de højeste suicidater i 2015.

Den CDC rapporterede også, at de laveste suicidene i 2015 blandt både menn og kvinner var i utdanning, opplæring og bibliotekarbeider.

In addition, the report included data from a separate analysis of suicide rates among agricultural-related workers, which corrected a retracted 2012 CDC report that had errors in reported suicide numbers and rates by occupational group. For but in the farmers, ranchers and other occupational managers category, the suicide rate decreased from 2012 to 2015, from 44.9 to 32.2 per 100,000 working persons. Rates also decreased for men in the agricultural workers category; The corrected 2012 suicide rate was 20.4 per 100,000 people and the 2015 suicide rate was 17.3.

“To address the multifactorial ethiology of suicide, CDC recommends a comprehensive approach to prevention,” Peterson and colleagues wrote.

CDC highlighted the werkplek wellnessprogramma’s, toegang tot online psychische screening en web-based tools, vermindering van stigma naar hulp-zoekende en mentale aandoeningen en letting medewerkers weten over de nationale suicidepreventie levenslijn ( 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org). – by Savannah Demko

Disclosure: The authors report no relevant financial disclosures.

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