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Table 2 Age-specific mortality rates by gender among discharged VA patients over the period 1993-2002, and mortality rate ratio

From: Military veteran mortality following a survived suicide attempt

   Males    Females   
Age group Deaths Person years of follow-up Rate of death* Deaths Person years of follow-up death* Rate ratio (RR)
Under 30 33 3827.3 862.2 7 1017.3 688.1 1.25
30-39 250 16486.9 1516.4 18 2672.3 673.6 2.25
40-49 739 27929.8 2645.9 26 1902.8 1366.4 1.94
50-59 309 7624.6 4052.7 2 236.6 845.5 4.79
60-69 206 2822.3 7299.1 5 109.0 4586.8 1.59
70 and older 232 1450.4 15995.5 9 62.4 14424.1 1.11
Total 1769 60141.3   67 6000.4   2.63
  Crude rate = 2941.4
Standardized rate = 1953.7
Crude rate = 1116.6
Standardized rate = 1099.1
     Standardized rate ratio = 1.92 (95% CI 1.38 to 2.67)
  1. Standardized rates and standardized rate ratio computed using males as the standard.
  2. * Rate per 100,000 person years.