Report details magnitude of suicide among Oregon vets

A new 17-page report provides numbers and rates of suicide by Oregon veterans from 2008 to 2012.  Some key points from the report:

  • Suicide is the leading cause of death among veterans under 45 years of age.
  • Between 2008 and 2012, veterans constituted 8.7 percent of Oregon’s population, but accounted for approximately 23 percent of suicide deaths.
  • The rate of death due to suicide was higher in veterans than in non-veterans.
  • The rate of suicide for male veterans was more than double the rate for female veterans.
  • Nearly 97 percent of veteran suicides were males.

DOWNLOAD – “Suicide Among Oregon Veterans 2008-2012” (PDF, 345KB)

The map below is from Metric Mapping and does not appear in the report. Three tables from the report are reproduced below; see the report for more.

Suicide in Oregon Veterans 2008-2012 - MetricMapping

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