G. BIRKHEAD, M.D., M.P.H.; R. L. VOGT, M.D.; S. G. PARREN, M.S.
To the editor: We appreciate the eloquent interest in the health of the citizens of our state expressed by Dr. Donze in the Ad Libitum section of the April issue (1). Indeed, Vermont has a high suicide rate when compared with the United States as a whole. In 1983, the latest year for which national data are available, Vermont's age-adjusted suicide rate was 13.3/100 000 while the national rate (2) was 11.4/100 000 overall and 12.2/100 000 for whites, perhaps a fairer comparison given Vermont's racial and ethnic makeup. Vermont has the second highest suicide rate in the eastern United
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BIRKHEAD G, VOGT RL, PARREN SG. Vermont's Suicide Rate. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:308. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-308
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):308.
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