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CDC: Pa. suicide rate increases

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The number of Pennsylvania residents who committed suicide increased between 1999 and 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of suicides and age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population were:

1999: 662 suicides (14.0 per 100,000)

2010: 905 suicides (17.4 per 100,000)

That's a 23.8% increase.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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