Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

September 10, 2012: By the Numbers


The number of people worldside who commit suicide every day, according to the World Health Organization, which also noted: "For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives."

According to a statistic vetted by PolitiFact, 18 of those 3000 are U.S. military veterans.

Today -- September 10 -- is the 10th anniversary of World Suicide Prevention Day.

August 27, 2012: By the Numbers


The percentage of "U.S. military deployers" to Iraq and Afghanistan that is female, according to an article in the July 2012 issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, a publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center. The article -- Health of women after wartime deployments: correlates of risk for selected medical conditions among females after initial and repeat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, active component, U.S. Armed Forces -- notes that, in total, women comprise about one-seventh (14%) of the U.S. military's "active component."