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Term: Suicide Attempters

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Suicide attempters are individuals aged 10 years or more who attempted suicide at least once in a five-year period, and were identified by the presence of any specific suicide related codes of ICD-9-CM or ICD-10 in Vital Statistics (Mortality) data, Medical Services/Physician Claims data, or Hospital Discharge Abstracts data. Suicide attempters do not include people who completed suicide.

Note: See the subsection on Suicide Attempts in the Suicide concept for specific diagnostic criteria.

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