Young adolescents as likely to die from suicide as traffic accidents in the US

McBride, D.L. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 2 December 2016

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There has been an increase in the rate of suicide among U.S. middle school students based on the data from the National Vital Statistics System. From 1999 to 2014 the age-adjusted rate of suicides increased from 10.5 to 13 per 100,000. This increase was greatest among females aged 10–14. This column examines possible explanations for this increase.

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