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Table 1 Total mortality and suicide rates by time period (1986–2005) and birth cohort (1924–1978)

From: A closer look at the increase in suicide rates in South Korea from 1986–2005

   Year (1986–90) Year(1991–95) Year(1996–00) Year(2001–05)
Gender Age (years) Suicide Rates** Total Mortality Rates** Birth cohort*** Suicide Rates** Total Mortality Rates** Birth cohort*** Suicide Rates** Total Mortality Rates** Birth cohort*** Suicide Rates** Total Mortality Rates** Birth cohort***
  5 – 9 * 0.0 77.9   0.1 53.2   0.2 34.3   0.1 23.4  
Men 10 – 14 1.1 56.2 1974–78 1.3 41.1   1.5 28.3   0.9 18.4  
  15 – 19 9.5 127.6 1969–73 9.1 113.4 1974–78 9.3 83.6   7.6 46.7  
  20 – 24 16.5 155.0 1964–68 13.3 125.6 1969–73 16.5 104.2 1974–78 14.0 64.6  
  25 – 29 17.3 204.8 1959–63 14.7 159.7 1964–68 19.1 122.2 1969–73 19.9 81.5 1974–78
  30 – 34 15.5 256.4 1954–58 15.2 211.8 1959–63 21.9 158.1 1964–68 23.9 109.1 1969–73
  35 – 39 15.5 379.5 1949–53 16.4 313.0 1954–58 25.6 246.2 1959–63 28.7 178.4 1964–68
  40 – 44 16.4 564.2 1944–48 16.4 485.0 1949–53 29.2 392.2 1954–58 34.2 300.5 1959–63
  45 – 49 19.9 932.0 1939–43 18.7 718.5 1944–48 33.8 603.6 1949–53 40.9 477.3 1954–58
  50 – 54 19.5 1270.0 1934–38 22.0 1095.6 1939–43 35.4 865.0 1944–48 47.3 711.0 1949–53
  55 – 59 19.8 1773.3 1929–33 21.4 1570.9 1934–38 37.8 1342.4 1939–43 53.2 1026.3 1944–48
  60 – 64 23.8 2752.5 1924–28 23.3 2351.8 1929–33 42.3 2020.0 1934–38 65.2 1619.4 1939–43
  65 – 69 26.6 4281.6   28.5 3644.1 1924–28 45.9 3089.1 1929–33 80.5 2564.6 1934–38
  70 – 74 32.5 6583.6   34.0 5745.5   54.6 5011.1 1924–28 95.9 4176.0 1929–33
  75 – 79 37.4 10530.0   35.1 8675.7   69.6 7939.5   127.0 6917.7 1924–28
  Age standardized 15.3 961.4   15.0 811.8   23.7 686.5   30.3 551.9  
Women 5 – 9* 0.0 61.7   0.1 37.6   0.2 24.2   0.0 16.9  
  10 – 14 0.8 43.5 1974–78 1.2 27.9   1.8 19.1   1.2 13.8  
  15 – 19 4.8 61.9 1969–73 4.8 46.0 1974–78 7.2 38.8   5.8 24.0  
  20 – 24 7.4 79.9 1964–68 7.2 57.8 1969–73 9.4 45.7 1974–78 10.9 34.6  
  25 – 29 7.6 91.0 1959–63 7.5 66.1 1964–68 10.2 52.0 1969–73 11.3 41.0 1974–78
  30 – 34 6.2 106.6 1954–58 7.4 84.4 1959–63 9.7 67.8 1964–68 11.8 53.6 1969–73
  35 – 39 6.5 151.8 1949–53 7.1 112.3 1954–58 10.5 95.6 1959–63 13.8 76.2 1964–68
  40 – 44 5.5 221.9 1944–48 6.5 163.8 1949–53 9.5 134.9 1954–58 12.9 110.8 1959–63
  45 – 49 5.5 344.6 1939–43 6.9 261.1 1944–48 9.5 199.9 1949–53 13.5 161.7 1954–58
  50 – 54 5.3 493.6 1934–38 6.1 394.6 1939–43 9.1 302.2 1944–48 13.7 240.0 1949–53
  55 – 59 5.9 729.2 1929–33 6.1 591.3 1934–38 10.1 466.4 1939–43 14.4 362.5 1944–48
  60 – 64 6.8 1129.4 1924–28 8.0 966.0 1929–33 11.8 769.4 1934–38 17.7 597.2 1939–43
  65 – 69 9.6 1938.6   10.0 1658.7 1924–28 14.1 1372.3 1929–33 24.9 1068.2 1934–38
  70 – 74 10.9 3386.0   12.7 2986.9   20.4 2578.3 1924–28 37.4 2048.2 1929–33
  75 – 79 13.0 5862.6   16.7 5220.7   26.2 4720.0   54.7 4040.3 1924–28
  Age standardized 5.8 549.8   6.5 462.8   9.3 388.9   13.0 313.3  
  1. * Suicide rates were not reported in age group of 0–4 years old
  2. ** Suicide rates and total mortality rates (per 100,000)
  3. ** *Birth cohort = Year (median year during the periods) – Age