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Injury Data - USA
National, Regional, State

        

Suicide Deaths, California, by Year 1979-1996,
All Ages, All Races, Both Genders


Source: U.S. Vital Records data obtained through CDC Wonder, ICD 950.0 to 958.9


Use this table to examine year-to-year trends within counties.
Do not use this table to compare the rates of one county to another. If that comparison is desired, use California Age Adjusted Suicide Rates


Exercise caution when comparing suicide rates:

  • Deaths are classified by medical examiners
  • Although the criteria should be uniform this is not always the case
Remember that suicide rates may underestimate the true rate of intentional self-harm
  • The stigma attached to suicide may influence classification
  • Certain fatal events may arise from thoughts and actions similar to suicide
    • Single-vehicle motor vehicle crashes
    • Gang-related fights with weapons
Rates calculated from table cells with fewer than 20 events are unstable and unreliable.  Data for some counties for some years is missing.

More about the numbers in each column may be viewed Below


County Year Death Count Population Death Rate
         
SAN FRANCISCO 1979 206 677985 30.38
SAN FRANCISCO 1980 168 680894 24.67
SAN FRANCISCO 1981 168 689150 24.37
SAN FRANCISCO 1982 161 697944 23.06
SAN FRANCISCO 1983 156 706968 22.06
SAN FRANCISCO 1984 165 715797 23.05
SAN FRANCISCO 1985 128 730459 17.52
SAN FRANCISCO 1986 154 739770 20.81
SAN FRANCISCO 1987 137 738907 18.54
SAN FRANCISCO 1988 161 733247 21.95
SAN FRANCISCO 1989 120 728698 16.46
SAN FRANCISCO 1990 125 725737 17.22
SAN FRANCISCO 1991 145 725390 19.98
SAN FRANCISCO 1992 143 727264 19.66
SAN FRANCISCO 1993 135 729106 18.51
SAN FRANCISCO 1994 137 728268 18.81
SAN FRANCISCO 1995 138 728187 18.95
SAN FRANCISCO 1996 130 730753 17.78
SAN JOAQUIN 1979 66 338903 19.47
SAN JOAQUIN 1980 45 348116 12.92
SAN JOAQUIN 1981 60 362331 16.55
SAN JOAQUIN 1982 40 374268 10.68
SAN JOAQUIN 1983 52 386416 13.45
SAN JOAQUIN 1984 52 399319 13.02
SAN JOAQUIN 1985 61 416677 14.63
SAN JOAQUIN 1986 62 431535 14.36
SAN JOAQUIN 1987 69 446623 15.44
SAN JOAQUIN 1988 51 458005 11.13
SAN JOAQUIN 1989 71 467691 15.18
SAN JOAQUIN 1990 69 481383 14.33
SAN JOAQUIN 1991 60 493846 12.14
SAN JOAQUIN 1992 54 503053 10.73
SAN JOAQUIN 1993 47 510093 9.21
SAN JOAQUIN 1994 67 517315 12.95
SAN JOAQUIN 1995 56 524265 10.68
SAN JOAQUIN 1996 48 532546 9.01
SAN LUIS OBISP 1979 21 151058 13.90
SAN LUIS OBISP 1980 28 155725 17.98
SAN LUIS OBISP 1981 26 162192 16.03
SAN LUIS OBISP 1982 29 166885 17.37
SAN LUIS OBISP 1983 26 171633 15.14
SAN LUIS OBISP 1984 39 177738 21.94
SAN LUIS OBISP 1985 35 185506 18.86
SAN LUIS OBISP 1986 34 192626 17.65
SAN LUIS OBISP 1987 36 199459 18.04
SAN LUIS OBISP 1988 39 204453 19.07
SAN LUIS OBISP 1989 44 213368 20.62
SAN LUIS OBISP 1990 43 217207 19.79
SAN LUIS OBISP 1991 29 218853 13.25
SAN LUIS OBISP 1992 34 220101 15.44
SAN LUIS OBISP 1993 38 221485 17.15
SAN LUIS OBISP 1994 36 223506 16.10
SAN LUIS OBISP 1995 36 226510 15.89
SAN LUIS OBISP 1996 32 229564 13.93
SAN MATEO 1979 82 586473 13.98
SAN MATEO 1980 80 588587 13.59
SAN MATEO 1981 85 592808 14.33
SAN MATEO 1982 92 596968 15.41
SAN MATEO 1983 87 607261 14.32
SAN MATEO 1984 91 614496 14.80
SAN MATEO 1985 82 621097 13.20
SAN MATEO 1986 102 622523 16.38
SAN MATEO 1987 106 629262 16.84
SAN MATEO 1988 77 637711 12.07
SAN MATEO 1989 79 647303 12.20
SAN MATEO 1990 65 650171 9.99
SAN MATEO 1991 71 653760 10.86
SAN MATEO 1992 79 660968 11.95
SAN MATEO 1993 91 667447 13.63
SAN MATEO 1994 68 672800 10.10
SAN MATEO 1995 86 677666 12.69
SAN MATEO 1996 78 685030 11.38
SANTA BARBARA 1979 46 295934 15.54
SANTA BARBARA 1980 45 299381 15.03
SANTA BARBARA 1981 51 306363 16.64
SANTA BARBARA 1982 56 313689 17.85
SANTA BARBARA 1983 50 322783 15.49
SANTA BARBARA 1984 43 329463 13.05
SANTA BARBARA 1985 70 338906 20.65
SANTA BARBARA 1986 51 345963 14.74
SANTA BARBARA 1987 49 352371 13.90
SANTA BARBARA 1988 56 356542 15.70
SANTA BARBARA 1989 57 366593 15.54
SANTA BARBARA 1990 54 370252 14.58
SANTA BARBARA 1991 53 374327 14.15
SANTA BARBARA 1992 43 377309 11.39
SANTA BARBARA 1993 58 379245 15.29
SANTA BARBARA 1994 61 383006 15.92
SANTA BARBARA 1995 49 383019 12.79
SANTA BARBARA 1996 46 384969 11.94
SANTA CLARA 1979 172 1273898 13.50
SANTA CLARA 1980 178 1298645 13.70
SANTA CLARA 1981 169 1327989 12.72
SANTA CLARA 1982 172 1348173 12.75
SANTA CLARA 1983 178 1376387 12.93
SANTA CLARA 1984 154 1399079 11.00
SANTA CLARA 1985 188 1422272 13.21
SANTA CLARA 1986 203 1432842 14.16
SANTA CLARA 1987 168 1450410 11.58
SANTA CLARA 1988 180 1476435 12.19
SANTA CLARA 1989 168 1502142 11.18
SANTA CLARA 1990 152 1500316 10.13
SANTA CLARA 1991 157 1508882 10.40
SANTA CLARA 1992 117 1525720 7.66
SANTA CLARA 1993 147 1541616 9.53
SANTA CLARA 1994 157 1552709 10.11
SANTA CLARA 1995 131 1567509 8.35
SANTA CLARA 1996 124 1590116 7.79
SANTA CRUZ 1979 29 184449 15.72
SANTA CRUZ 1980 31 188594 16.43
SANTA CRUZ 1981 28 194174 14.42
SANTA CRUZ 1982 33 198028 16.66
SANTA CRUZ 1983 40 202425 19.76
SANTA CRUZ 1984 33 206689 15.96
SANTA CRUZ 1985 29 212667 13.63
SANTA CRUZ 1986 44 217236 20.25
SANTA CRUZ 1987 30 221809 13.52
SANTA CRUZ 1988 36 226414 15.90
SANTA CRUZ 1989 34 232169 14.64
SANTA CRUZ 1990 33 230333 14.32
SANTA CRUZ 1991 28 229273 12.21
SANTA CRUZ 1992 35 231528 15.11
SANTA CRUZ 1993 40 233297 17.14
SANTA CRUZ 1994 39 234817 16.60
SANTA CRUZ 1995 25 236001 10.59
SANTA CRUZ 1996 34 237587 14.31

 

What do the numbers in each column mean?

COUNTY:
The county of RESIDENCE of the individual who committed suicide

DEATH COUNT: The sum of the suicide deaths in all years of the series

POPULATION: The sum of the county population counts in all years of the series

DEATH RATE: Column 2 / Column 3 times 100,000 = Crude rate per 100,000 population

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When viewing mortality and disability statistics it is important to remember
that the statistical events occurred to individuals
with lives, families, and friends.

 

rev. 01 November 1999 05:34 PM