Study: Suicide Rate For US Army Soldiers Went Up Significantly Between 2004 And 2008

In continuing coverage, the ABC News (3/9, Gann) website notes, “Since the start of the Iraq War in 2003, the rate of Suicide among US Army soldiers has soared, according to a new study” from the US Army Public Health Command published online March 7 in the journal Injury Prevention.

The “study, an analysis of data from the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment, shows a striking 80 percent increase in suicides among Army personnel between 2004 and 2008.”

ABC News added, “Based on the data and the timing of the increase in suicide rates, the authors” of the study calculated that approximately “40 percent of the Army’s suicides in 2008 could be associated with the US military escalation in Iraq.”

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