Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Trauma, v.37, no.6, (December 1994), p.921-927 SIEC No: 19970245

This study was carried out at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont. The distribution, characteristics, costs, and effects, involving 22 attempted suicides, plus 5 completed out-of-hospital suicides, & 49 injuries of questionable intent, was carried out. The medical record stated the presence of long standing problems with alcohol in 38.1% of those who attempted suicide, & 11.6% of patients with injuries of unknown intent.