Facts & Statistics

Josephine County

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Josephine County
Year Population Number of Deaths by Suicide Adjusted Rate 100,000 Population by Suicide Estimated Survivors of Suicide Loss∗ Number of Deaths by Homicide∗∗
2015 84,745 n/available 25 150 4
2014 83,599 n/available 20 120 3
2013 82,815 25 30 150 2
2012 82,775 17 20 102 1
2011 82,820 25 30 150 4
2010 83,600 16 19 96 3
2009 83,665 21 25 126 2
2008 83,290 10 12 60 3
2007 82,390 17 20.6 102 6
2006 81,125 21 25.8 126 2
2005 79,645 16 20 96 3
2004 78,600 14 17.8 84 8
2003 78,350 25 31.9 150 2
2002 77,650 7 9 42 3
2001 76,850 15 19 90 2
2000 76,050 19 24.9 114 1

∗Every death by suicide leaves approximately six individuals affected. The numbers in this column are estimates based on actual deaths. They have not been adjusted to 100,000 population rates.
∗∗Preliminary Report: Data is not final (Source:Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, Center for Health Statistics (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000). Oregon vital statistics county data book. Retrieve online from: http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/VitalStatistics/annualreports/CountyDataBook/Pages/cdb.aspx)

Percent distribution of the 10 leading causes of death, by age group: United States, 2010

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NOTES: CLRD is Chronic lower respiratory diseases; HIV is Human immunodeficiency virus. Values show percentage of total deaths.

SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality. cdc.gov

National Facts

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2011), studies indicate that mental health problems are the most commonly noted circumstance for suicide with 41.6% described as having a depressed mood at the time of their deaths. And, among those with a diagnosed mental health problem, females were more likely than males to have been diagnosed with bipolar or anxiety disorders while males, more often than females, were diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and attention deficit disorder/attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD).