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CDC: Native Americans See Highest Increase of Suicide Deaths

Feb 18, 2023 05:10AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: The increase in suicide rates among Native Americans grew 4.8% between 2020 and 2021. (Photo: CDC)

By Native News Online Staff - Native News Online - February 18, 2023

According to the new report, after a two-year decline, suicide deaths in the United States increased overall by 4.79% between 2020-2021. Between 2018 and 2021, increases in age-adjusted suicide rates were highest among Native Americans at 26 percent, followed Black Americans (19.2%) and Hispanics (6.8%). The report considered age, race and ethnicity-related trends between 2018 and 2021. 

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 Image: Cook County Public Health and Human Services 

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