Estimating the number of suicides among Vietnam veterans.

  title={Estimating the number of suicides among Vietnam veterans.},
  author={Daniel A. Pollock and Philip Rhodes and Coleen A. Boyle and Pierre Decoufl{\'e} and Dennis L. McGee},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={147 6},
Unconfirmed reports that 50,000 or more Vietnam veterans have committed suicide give the impression that these veterans are at exceedingly high risk of suicide compared with other veterans and nonveterans of the same age. On the basis of projections from two population-based mortality studies, the authors estimate that fewer than 9,000 suicides occurred among all Vietnam veterans from the time of discharge through the early 1980s. The sixfold or greater relative risk of suicide implied by the… CONTINUE READING
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