Suicide Incidence and Rate Glossary


County refers to the individuals’ place of residence at time of death.


ICD Codes

World Health Organization (WHO) authorized the publication of the International Classification of Diseases External 10th Revision (ICD-10), which was implemented for mortality coding and classification from death certificates in the U.S. in 1999.  More information on ICD 9 and 10 codes can be found on California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website,


Late Effects

Death occurs do to injuries sustained from the attempt at a later date.



Suicide Cause of Injury

Suicide cause of injury are classified in accordance with the International Classification of Disease (ICD) codes. Deaths for 1999 and beyond are classified using the Tenth Revision of ICD (ICD-10). The ICD-10 codes used are: X60 – X84, Y870.



Suicide Rate

Suicide rate is defined as suicide incidences per 100,000 people. Per California Department of Public Health’s instruction, no rate is calculated if the suicide incidences are less than 20.


Time Frame

Time frame for this dashboard is Calendar Year (January-December).