About the National Data


Baseline: 14.2 suicides per 100,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 12.8 suicides per 100,000 population

Number of deaths due to suicide (ICD-10 codes: U03, X60-X84, Y87.0).
Number of persons.
Target-setting method

Percent improvement

Target-setting method details
10 percent improvement from the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the trend was moving away from the desired direction. A 10 percent improvement from the baseline was used to calculate a target. This method was used because the suicide rate has increased over time (12.1 per 100,000 in 2010 to 13.5 per 100,000 in 2016).


Comparable HP2020 objective
Retained, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 with no change in measurement.