GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF U.S. ACTIVE DUTY AND CIVILIAN SUICIDALITY AND CO-VARIATES: A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

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Authors
Schneider, Lincoln J.
Subjects
suicide
suicide mortality
military suicide
county-level morbidity
county-level co-morbidity
county-level map
suicide and multivariate regression analysis
multivariate regression analysis
suicide by county
heat map
suicide heat maps
suicide and active duty
active duty suicide
U.S. civilian suicide rates
suicide and public health
suicide and co-variates
suicide and economic covariates
suicide and economic variables
suicide and environmental variables
suicide rate clusters
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Shen, Yu-Chu
Bacolod, Marigee
Date of Issue
2018-06
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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This quantitative study examines the geographic distribution of suicide rates within the United States among civilian and active duty military populations and seeks to identify significant covariate relationships that point to relevant public health, environmental, and economic factors that civilian and military leaders should consider in planning, preparation, training, and deployment of health system resources. Multivariate regression analysis techniques specify associations between rates of civilian suicide and rates of relevant co-morbidities, analyzed across U.S. counties. ArcGIS mapping and advanced statistical techniques visualize variation in rates of national military and civilian populations in ways that are more complete and informative than has previously been made available to public health practitioners, prevention planners, and policymakers. Significant outcomes include identification of localities indicating clusters of significantly increased localized mainland U.S. military suicide rates, enhanced visualization of U.S. civilian suicide rates, including low frequency counties, and significantly correlated environmental and public health sources of county-level morbidity.
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Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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