Accession Number : ADA335281
Title : Suicide in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1990-1996
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 90-96
Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Hourant, L. L. ; Warrack, A. G. ; Coben, P. A.
PDF Url : ADA335281
Report Date : SEP 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : Epidemiological studies of suicide in the military have not controlled for the higher suicide rates of the unemployed expected in comparative national populations. This study compared adjusted, observed, and expected suicide rates among U.S. Marine Corps personnel during 1990 to 1996 with those estimated for the employed general population. Standardized mortality ratios identified demographic groups with higher than expected numbers of suicides. The scan statistic and the Knox technique were used to evaluate potential suicide cluster patterns. Overall suicides (n=213) were fewer than the expected number (n=225). Hispanic and other ethnic group males and women Marines had greater than expected numbers. Evidence for suicide clustering effects was equivocal.
Descriptors : *GROUP DYNAMICS, *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *MORTALITY RATE, COMPARISON, STATISTICAL DATA, DEMOGRAPHY, ACTIVE DUTY, DEATH.
Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE