CDC Switches Out Suicide Report

After 50 years of publishing, the CDC has made its first retraction, replacing a 2016 study tracking suicide risk by occupation, Retraction Watch reports.
The updated article clarifies that construction workers—not farmers—had the highest suicide risk among men, with more than twice the rate for all men in 2012 and 2015, Mother Jones reports.
Among women, those working in arts, entertainment, media and sports saw the highest suicide rate—more than double the rate of all women.
Serious issues with the original data came to light in April, when it was revealed that the agency’s misclassification of farmer suicides inflated their rates of suicide.
Suicide is on the rise more generally— rates among the US working population climbed 34% from 2000-2016, according to the CDC.


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