Year: 1999 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.29, no.3, (Fall 1999), p.201-212 SIEC No: 19990558

Suicide & homicide rates significantly increased throughout the Vietnam War among young American civilian males. Men who reached military age after the war were at greatest risk. Years of high combat intensity were not associated with higher suicide or homicide rates than years of low combat intensity. Broad social forces, not the war itself, were responsible for the changes in violent mortality trends that were observed among the birth cohorts of men in this study. (33 refs.)