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J Mil Med 2006, 8(2): 143-148 Back to browse issues page
Risk Factors Correlated to Suicide in Deceased Iranian Veterans
Tavallaii S. A. *, Ghanei M.‎, Assari SH‎., Lorgarde Dezfuli Nezhad M., Habibi M.
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The Cause of death in 70 subjects (4.9%) was suicide. Frequencies of different types of suicide were hanging 19 (27.1%), using medication 15 (21.4%), self burning 14 (20%), drowning 8 (11.5%), gun shot 3 (4.3%), unclear 10 (14.3%) and others 1 (1.4%). A significant correlation between suicide and marital status, injury percent, chemical exposure, history of PTSD, history of trauma, history of psychiatric hospitalization, surgery, psychiatric medication and drug medical disorder was seen. There was not any correlation between suicide and history of war prison. Suicide is a considerable cause of death in Iranian veterans, whose victims die at the age of less than 40 years. It highlights the importance of this topic in this population. Some subpopulations are at higher risk of suicide. In this retrospective study, 1463 death cases were selected, from all 1709 charts were collected in Janbazan Organization, demographic data and disability variables were extracted from charts. Cause of death was determined by commission as group1 for suicide and group2 for others. Frequency of different types of suicide (hanging, using medication, self burning, drowning, gun shot, unclear and others) was also determined.Suicide is a sign of psychosocial problems and causes a million life losses each year. Studies considering suicide pattern in veterans seems to be essential. Current study was conducted with the aim of evaluation the suicide risk factors as a cause of mortality in Iranian veterans.
Keywords: suicide- veterans- cause of death.
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2007/03/6 | Published: 2006/07/15
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Tavallaii S. A., Ghanei M.‎, Assari SH‎., Lorgarde Dezfuli Nezhad M., Habibi M.. Risk Factors Correlated to Suicide in Deceased Iranian Veterans. J Mil Med. 2006; 8 (2) :143-148
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