Year: 2016 Source: Atlanta, GA: National Center for Health Statistics.(2015). 4 p. SIEC No: 20160449

Suicide is an act of violence against oneself, resulting in death. Among teenagers and young adults aged 15–24, suicide was the second leading cause of death in 2013 (1). Because patterns of suicide may be different for young adults aged 18–24 than for teens aged 15–17, this NCHS Health E-Stat examines suicide rates and methods among young adults aged 18–24, by sex and race and Hispanic origin, using recent mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).

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