Study Examines Suicide at County Level in U.S.

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: This study examined patterns of suicide in the United States at the county level during an 18-year period and looked at associated geographic and community-level factors. Between 1999 and 2016, 453,577 people ages 25 to 64 died by suicide.

Authors: Danielle L. Steelesmith, Ph.D., of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, is the corresponding author

 

(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.10936)

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