Female Vets Much More Likely to Commit Suicide, Study Finds, Medline Plus, 2 Dec 2010
By: Robert Preidt
The suicide rate among young female U.S. military veterans is nearly three times higher than among civilian women, a new study has found.
Researchers analyzed data on 5,948 female suicides in 16 states between 2004 and 2007. In the 18-to-34 age group, there were 56 suicides among 418,132 veterans and 1,461 suicides among 33,257,362 nonveterans.