Trends in Suicide by Level of Urbanization — United States, 1999–2015
Reports on suicide rates from 1999–2015, with data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and non-core (rural) areas. Discusses possible causes for geographic disparities in suicide rates, including limited access to mental health care, social isolation, and the opioid overdose epidemic. Also discusses the widening gap beginning in 2007-2008, which may relate to the impact of the recession on rural areas.
Scott R. Kegler, Deborah M. Stone, Kristin M. Holland
MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(10), 270-273
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Suicide and suicide prevention