Mortality is off the charts

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicides in 2017 has reached the highest level since the beginning of Federal data in 1999.

According to the data analysis Center for control and disease prevention, the national death rate from alcohol, drugs and suicides has grown with a 43.9 to 46.6 deaths per 100 thousand people in 2017, an increase of 6%. This was slower growth than in the previous two years, but he gave a 4% average annual increase since 1999.

Suicide mortality increased from 13.9 to 14.5 deaths per 100 thousand. This is double the average pace over the previous decade. The number of suicides by suffocation increased by 42% from 2008 to 2017, and with the help

firearms — 22 %.
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