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Activity Number: 621
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2012 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Statistics in Mental Health Research
Abstract - #305705
Title: Comparing the Suicide Rates of Veterans and Non-Veterans
Author(s): Deepon Bhaumik*+
Companies: Oak Park River Forest High School
Address: 946 William St., River Forest, IL, 60305, United States
Keywords: suicide rates ; American War veterans

We hear in the news and media that war veterans are committing suicide. This is a devastating news as soldiers are saving the lives of millions but are having a tough time trying to save their own lives. However, suicide is also common within the general population of the country. In this talk, I will discuss the suicide rates of American War Veterans, specifically if these men are at a higher risk of suicide than non-veterans. The group in focus will be men between the ages of 17 to 34. I will use data from The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS). This data set includes the suicide rates in 16 states, from 2005 to 2008. Standard statistical techniques were used to analyze the data, with the aid of the statistical package SPSS 19.

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