Year: 1985 Source: Military Medicine, v.150, (September 1985), p.487-491 SIEC No: 19860690

An investigation of the deaths of 150 active duty military personnel in San Diego County, California during the 18 month period Jan. 1983 – June 1984, revealed that ethanol was involved in 40% of the total deaths. Motorcycle deaths accounted for 25% of all fatalities, motor vehicle accidents for 20% & suicide, the third leading cause of death, for 18% of total deaths. Thirty % of the suicide victims were legally intoxicated.