U.S. Deaths from Self-Injury Surpass Those from Diabetes

August 29, 2018

(Reuters) – More people in the U.S. are dying from self-inflicted harm, including suicide and drug overdose, than from diabetes, a new study suggests.  In 2016, for every 100,000 people, 29 deaths were due to self-injury and 25 were due to diabetes, researchers found when they looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Until 2015, diabetes was the seventh most common killer of people in the U.S., the authors note in Injury Prevention.

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