Mechanism of Suicide Among 15-19 Year-Olds by U.S. State, 1990-1997

State Firearms Suffocation Poisoning Other Total
AL 215 25 16 5 261
AK 77 16 4 2 99
AZ 292 60 28 13 393
AR 146 30 11 6 193
CA 868 349 112 106 1435
CO 193 60 42 11 306
CN 54 35 19 6 114
DE 16 6 4 1 27
FL 423 106 51 39 619
GA 332 77 25 14 448
State Firearms Suffocation Poisoning Other Total
HI 20 27 3 7 57
ID 93 23 7 3 126
IL 311 130 71 40 552
IN 252 64 47 18 381
IA 127 45 29 9 210
KS 149 32 25 6 212
KY 174 46 15 8 243
LA 301 37 15 9 362
ME 56 17 4 5 82
MD 107 51 9 23 190
State Firearms Suffocation Poisoning Other Total
MA 62 88 26 18 194
MI 383 128 51 27 589
MN 162 65 43 15 285
MS 162 21 8 5 196
MO 244 67 28 17 356
MT 80 17 17 6 120
NE 84 16 20 4 124
NV 97 9 8 1 115
NH 43 17 9 0 69
NJ 75 80 19 18 192
State Firearms Suffocation Poisoning Other Total
NM 137 29 14 13 193
NY 344 156 50 60 610
NC 326 64 28 20 438
ND 47 19 8 1 75
OH 317 139 56 34 546
OK 197 39 17 5 258
OR 162 45 22 10 239
PA 391 134 43 21 589
RI 7 12 3 3 25
SC 152 28 18 9 207
State Firearms Suffocation Poisoning Other Total
SD 59 26 14 2 101
TN 253 32 17 7 309
TX 967 239 98 37 1341
UT 183 54 31 8 276
VT 29 7 2 0 38
VA 258 63 30 15 366
WA 211 65 33 12 321
WV 92 19 4 9 124
WI 250 66 28 21 365
WY 66 6 0 1 73

Last Updated: 10-Jan-2000
By David Lawrence