Repeated suicide attempts are more frequent among people who drastically reduce their food intake over a period of time. Older white males have the highest suicide rates in the u. s. Parasuicide: a statistical profile of suicide attempts and completed suicides. Who estimates there are about 1 million suicides. Suicide more prevalent among the youth (15-24) 4th most common cause of death. In recent years, there"s been 33,000 suicides (almost 90 a day) Suicide rate is determined by the following formula: suicide rate = (number of suicides population) 100,000, if answer was 11, for example, it would mean 11 people out of 100,000 committed suicide. Completed suicides occur most often among white males (at every age) 4/5 suicides are males. The white male suicide rate increases with age, but females and nonwhite males reach their peak vulnerability earlier in adult life. The male suicide burden encompasses american indian, alaskan native, and hispanic populations but not black, asian, and pacific islanders.