Year: 1981 Source: Military Medicine, v.146, no.6, (June 1981), p.387-392 SIEC No: 19880158

This 1977-78 study of suicide among active duty army personnel was conducted in the same manner as one undertaken in 1975-76. Results of the present study were compared to those of 1975-76. Findings included the following: the annual suicide rate dropped from 16.4 to 14.8 per 100,000; female suicides increased from 9.9 to 15.2, surpassing the male rate of 14.8; the psychosocial circumstance inferred to be the most salient condition that precipitated suicide was unrequited love. 2 Refs. (NBB)