Suicide by suffocation increasing among U.S. youths: study

March 5, 2015 6:10 PM

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Deaths by those means rose every year from 1994 to 2012 among females and males aged 10 to 24 year olds, for reasons that remain unclear, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Unlike suicide attempts that involve poisoning, suffocation and hanging are much more likely to result in death, the researchers noted.

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