Year: 1994 Source: National Suicide Prevention Conference, (1994: Canberra), p.90 SIEC No: 19981039

Data on fatal & nonfatal self-inflicted injuries among Army personnel reveals that although the suicide rate is lower than that in the general Australian population, the parasuicide rate is higher particularly among younger members. The significance of this finding is discussed in relation to the possible effect of reporting biases. Some work-related factors that tend to covary with age were discussed as these may partially explain some of the observed differences in suicidal behaviours.