suicide rates

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking action on possibly false data reported in a highly cited paper on suicide rates stratified by occupational groups. Approached by the study authors that coding errors might have produced flawed results, researchers are undergoing “reanalysis” of their findings.

So says the published statement

“Recently, MMWR Editors were informed by the authors of “Suicide Rates by Occupational Group — 17 States, 2012” (1) that some results and conclusions might be...

With Mental Health Day just behind us, it would seem that enough is not being done to address mental health needs, according to a recent report from the Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.  

Mortality data were obtained from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) which include demographic, geographic, and cause of death information derived from death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, from 2001-2015.  What the data uncovered were higher rates of suicide across the board in all three urbanization levels: nonmetropolitan/rural counties, medium/small or large metropolitan counties. Another troubling finding was that...