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Moving Forward: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan, 2006-2011 

Figure 6
Alaska Suicide Rates (and Numbers) by Region, 2000-2009

Alaska Suicides (and numbers) per Region, 1996-2005 

Suicide Rates by Region

More than 70
Northwest Arctic

50-70

Nome Census area

Bethel/Wade Hampton

30-50

North Slope Borough
Less than 30

Dillingham/Bristol Bay/ Lake and Peninsula Borough

Aleutians

Valdez-Cordova

Interior

Anchorage/Mat-Su Borough/
Kenai Peninsula

Kodiak

Southeast

For the years 2000 through 2009, the regions with the lowest rates of suicide were Kodiak and Southeast, and those with the highest rates were Northwest Arctic, Nome census area and Bethel/Wade Hampton.

Source: DHSS Division of Public Health Bureau of Vital Statistics

 
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