Report: Third of suicides in the United States are among middle-aged white

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Report: Third of suicides in the United States are among middle-aged white ;

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middle-aged whites now represent a third of all suicides in the US, a new government report shows.

Suicide is the leading cause 10 of the nation’s death, and the overall rate increased by 24 percent in 15 years, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Disease Prevention .

Suicides have long been more common time between Caucasians -particularly older white men. But the most striking in the new report is the growth targets of 45 to 64.

were a third of deaths by suicide in 2014, up from about a quarter in 1999.

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“The results of this report are extremely worrying,” said Nadine Kaslow, a researcher at Emory University and former president of the American Psychological Association.

Data from CDC-released Friday and provides a detailed overview of suicide statistics last year, and a broader view of how much the situation has changed over 15 years look.

there were about 43,000 suicides in the United States in 2014. More than 14,000 of them were white, double middle-aged combined total of all blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and Alaska Natives.

In other words, a group representing 18 percent of the US population They accounted for 33 percent of suicides.

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The CDC also reported increases in suicide rates in the American Indian and Alaska Native adults striking, although the number of suicides deaths is much smaller.

The report does not attempt to answer why certain trends occur. Other experts have speculated that the median age can be a particularly difficult for whites, which, compared to other racial and ethnic groups-often are not as supportive relationships with friends, family or religious communities moment

Money was a factor, too, they say. The economy was in recession since late 2007 to mid 2009. Still later, polls showed most Americans remained worried about the weak hiring, a depressed housing market and other problems.

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Whites, in particular, seem to expect the financial comfort and happiness through age and have difficulty coping when things get worse instead of better, Kaslow Emory said.

A report Earlier this week, the CDC found that life expectancy for women-and-white to white people as a whole, declined slightly in 2014. some experts have said that a combination of factors may be the reason, even more drug overdoses and suicides.

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