Debunking CDC’s Inaccurate Farmer Suicide Numbers

August 8, 2018 11:21 AM

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study that said farmers have the highest suicide rate of any profession.

It turns out, that’s not quite true. The agency said they made a mathematical error in its calculation. However, the numbers are still high and farmer suicides are a growing concern.

AgDay and U.S. Farm Report national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Barbara Gulbranson, director of the Suicide Prevention Center at United Health Services in Granger, Ind. And Paul Quinnett, founder and president and QPR Institute about the rates among farmers.

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Spell Check

Lincoln, NE
8/9/2018 08:07 PM

  Deaths are so unfortunate due to any reason. Accidents can be cause for major concerns through better and safer practices. Suicides can be caused from many factors of health, financial and relationships in families.


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