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Statistical citations

Below is a list of citation information we use to determine the statistical information included on our suicide statistics page as well as our fact sheets.

General Statistics – Center for Disease Control WISQARS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. (2020, February 20). Retrieved February 9, 2021, from

Health Resources and Services Administration (provider shortage statistic: data reflects Oct. 2020)

Health Resources and Services Administration. The Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). (2020). Retrieved January, 27, 2021, from:

Department of Veterans Affairs 2020 report (Veteran rate statistic: data reflects 2018)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. 2020 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (impaired driving deaths: data reflects 2018)

National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (2019, October). 2018 fatal motor vehicle crashes: Overview. (Traffic Safety Facts Research Note. Report No. DOT HS 812 826). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Available from

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