Youth Suicides in Texas
Data SourceEnvironmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch
- Suicide rates for all ages - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. (2005) Accessed March 30, 2020.
- Number of and rates of youth suicides - Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Death Certificate Data, Vital Statistics Section. Prepared by Center for Health Statistics, March 11, 2020.
- Number of suicide-related calls to Poison Control Center - Texas Department of State Health Services, Environmental Epidemiology & Disease Registries. Prepared by Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN), February 28, 2020.
- Who’s at risk? - Texas Department of State Health Services, Center for Health Statistics. Prepared by Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), March 4, 2020.
- Youths are those under 25 years of age.
- Binge drinking is five or more drinks for males in one sitting and four or more drinks for females in one sitting
- Disordered eating refers to the percentage of students who tried to lose weight or keep gaining weight by going without eating for 24 hours or more; taking any diet pills, powders, or liquids; vomiting or taking laxatives; smoking cigarettes; or skipping meals (during the 30 days before the survey)
- Some numbers are suppressed due to low counts, which could identify individuals.
- Death data
- For 2012+ data: non-hispanic other race/ethnicity category also includes cases with unknown race/ethnicity and multiple race responses.
- For data prior to 2012: non-hispanic other race/ethnicity category also includes cases with unknown race/ethnicity.
- Suicide-related calls to Poison Control Center
- Suspected suicide exposures were identified using a specific exposure reason code.