Thursday, December 19, 2013

Death rates by veteran status in California

The LA Times reports on death rates among Californian veterans and nonveterans under 35. Higher suicides and accidents among vets, but lower homicides and all other causes, the latter surely a "healthy warrior" effect. Lower risk of homicide was most interesting to me, and I wonder whether it's a deterrent effect, or maybe a place-of-residence effect.