Select Countries

00
Select All
Clear All
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo
Côte d’Ivoire
Djibouti
DRC
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
SADR
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Select Indicators

Clear All
00
Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
Life expectancy at birth
Maternal mortality ratio
Stillbirth rate
Neonatal mortality rate
Infant mortality rate
Under 5 mortality rate
Antenatal care coverage: 4+ visits
Antenatal care coverage: 8+ visits
Births attended by skilled health personnel
Postpartum care coverage for mothers
Postnatal care coverage for newborns
Exclusive breastfeeding for infants under 6 months
Coverage of first dose of measles vaccination
Stunting - short height for age under age 5
Wasting – low weight for height under age 5
Overweight - heavy for height under 5
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Child marriage before age 15
Child marriage before age 18
Female genital mutilation
Sexual violence by age 18 - female
Sexual violence by age 18 - male
Very early child bearing under age 16
Adolescent birth rate ages 15 to 19
Contraceptive prevalance rate, modern methods, all women
Communicable Diseases
New HIV infections
Antiretroviral treatment coverage
Antiretroviral medicine coverage in HIV positive pregnant women
Condom use
New TB infections
New malaria infections
Non-Communicable Diseases
Mortality from non-communicable diseases
Suicide mortality rate
Current tobacco use among females aged 15 and over
Current tobacco use among males aged 15 and over
Harmful alcohol use aged 15 and over
Health Financing
Health systems and policies
Density of health workers - physicians
Density of health workers - nurses and midwives
Density of health workers - pharmaceutical staff
Qualified obstetricians
Birth registration
At least basic drinking water
At least basic sanitation services
Open defecation
Implementation of AMRH Initiative

Create Chart

 

 
 

Your Selection

Countries:
Indicators:
  • None selected
  • None selected

Indicator Title

Return

Indicator Information

Select Stats

Contact

Alphabetical order

Download
Print
What does it mean ?
Full Name:Suicide mortality rate (per 100,000 population)
Full Unit: per 100,000 population
Year-range of Data:2016
Source:WHO Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030) data portal
Link to Source:http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.gswcah
Date Source Published:14th August 2018
Date Source Accessed:25th April 2019

The following countries had no data:
SADR

Alternative Data Sources
   

Suicide mortality rate

What does it mean ?

Suicide mortality rate is defined as the number of suicide deaths in a year, divided by the population and multiplied by 100,000.

Why does it matter ?

Mental disorders happen in all regions and cultures around the world. The most prevalent are depression and anxiety. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Suicide is a leading cause of death among young adults aged 15 to 29. Measuring how many people die each year and why they died is one of the most important means for assessing the effectiveness of a country’s health system. Cause-of-death data help health authorities determine their focus for public health actions. This is an indicator to monitor the Global target 3.2 of the Mental Health Action Plan (2013-2020): By 2020, the rate of suicide in countries will be reduced by 10% as well as for monitoring Sustainable Development Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; Target 3.4: By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being. It is also an indicator for monitoring the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030).

How is it collected ?

Preferred sources of data are death registration systems with complete coverage and medical certification of cause of death. Other possible data sources include household surveys with verbal autopsy, sample or sentinel registration systems, special studies and surveillance systems.

Share this :

Close

More about indicator, sources and calculations

More about indicator and sources

Suicide rate is also used to monitor the Global target 3.2 of the Mental Health Action Plan (2013-2020): By 2020, the rate of suicide in countries will be reduced by 10%. See here for more information:

http://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/action_plan/en/

See the Wolrd Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory “metadata” for more information about suicide as a leading cause of death among young adults, second to road traffic injuries: http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.gswcah

In many countries, suicide rates are higher in men than among women. To see the rates among men and women, visit the “data” for this indicator at:

http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.gswcah

More information on calculations

Preferred sources of data are death registration systems with complete coverage and medical certification of cause of death that is coded based on the International Classification of Diseases. For countries without death registration data of high quality, cause of death estimates are calculated using other data sources, which include household surveys with verbal autopsy, sample or sentinel registration systems, special studies and surveillance systems. In most cases, these data sources are combined in a modelling framework.

For more information, visit: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/files/Metadata-03-04-02.pdf

CARMMA African Union

This site is managed by the African Union's Department of Social Affairs

Language:

English

French

Contact Us

Keep up to date:

Twitter

Facebook