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Research Article

Suicide after Leaving the UK Armed Forces —A Cohort Study

  • Navneet Kapur mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: nav.kapur@manchester.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • David While,

    Affiliation: Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Nick Blatchley,

    Affiliation: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Isabelle Bray,

    Affiliation: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Kate Harrison

    Affiliation: Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 03, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000026

About the Authors

Navneet Kapur, David While
Centre for Suicide Prevention, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nick Blatchley, Isabelle Bray, Kate Harrison
Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence), Bath, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: nav.kapur@manchester.ac.uk

Competing Interests

NB, IB, KH are employed by Defence Analytical Services and Advice (Ministry of Defence) (formerly Defence Analytical Services Agency). They were not directed by the Ministry of Defence in any way in relation to this paper. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and not those of the Ministry of Defence. All other authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Author Contributions

NK together with NB had the initial idea for the study and sought funding. NK, DW, NB, IB, and KH all contributed to aspects of study design. NK and DW led the planning and conduct of the study, with input from NB, IB, and KH. Data manipulation and analysis were carried out principally by DW with input from NK, NB, IB, and KH. NK wrote the initial draft of the paper and DW, NB, IB, and KH all commented on the drafts. NK is the guarantor.