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Demographic and Occupational Risk Factors Associated with Suicide-Related Aeromedical Evacuation Among Deployed US Military Service Members

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Technical Report

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59MDW San Antonio United States

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Suicide is a significant problem in the U.S. military. Approximately 20 service members or veterans per day complete suicide, and veterans account for 16.5 percent of completed suicides in the United States, despite making up less than 10 percent of the adult population. Although there have been significant advances regarding suicide risk factors among U.S. military service members and veterans, there is little research about risk factors associated with suicide that could be potentially identified in theater. One salient study group consists of service members who receive a psychiatric aeromedical evacuation out of theater. The primary aims of this study were as follows 1 determine the incidence of suicide-related aeromedical evacuation in deployed service members 2 identify demographic and military characteristics associated with suicide-related aeromedical evacuation and 3 examine the career impact of suicide-related aeromedical evacuation from a deployed setting.

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  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

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