(WEBMD) – The United States' suicide rate in 2017 was 33 percent higher than in 1999 and is at its highest since World War II, according to a new study.
It found that suicide rates among Americans ages 15-64 rose from 10.5 per 100,000 in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017, CNN reported.
American Indian or Alaska Natives had the highest increase among all racial/ethnic groups, according to the findings released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Statistics.
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There were significant increases in suicide deaths among girls and women in all racial/ethnic groups except Asian or Pacific Islander. The largest increase (139 percent) was among American Indian or Alaska Native girls and women, CNN reported.