Not wholly and not quite

Armed Forces suicide rate increases but remains half that of general population, MoD data show
The suicide rate for males is 17 per 100,000 in general society but in the armed forces the equivalent number is eight

There’s a definite difference over age isn’t there? Primarily young and old men? That is, the Forces rate is lower again that half given the age profile?

2 thoughts on “Not wholly and not quite”

  1. It will be higher than that Tim, much higher.

    Which leads me to wonder mire generally about the age profile of suicides… and the gender profiles.

  2. If data don’t show a “healthy worker effect” I tend to doubt them.

    Anyway is anyone worrying about the squaddies? Isn’t it ex-squaddies who hit the headlines?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *