Firearm suicide among veterans in the general population: findings from the national violent death reporting system.

@article{Kaplan2009FirearmSA,
  title={Firearm suicide among veterans in the general population: findings from the national violent death reporting system.},
  author={Mark S. Kaplan and Bentson H. Mcfarland and Nathalie Huguet},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={503-7}
}
BACKGROUND Military veterans are particularly vulnerable to suicide compared with their civilian peers. Scant attention has been devoted to the problem of firearm suicide among veterans, particularly women. The purpose of this study was to examine the rate, prevalence, and relative odds of firearm use among veteran suicide decedents in the general population. METHODS The analyses are based on data derived from 28,534 suicide decedents from the 2003 to 2006 National Violent Death Reporting… CONTINUE READING
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