Study: Army Suicides More Common In Newer Soldiers

War-time suicide attempts in the Army are most common in newer enlisted soldiers who have not been deployed, while officers are less likely to try to end their lives. At both levels, attempts are more common among women and those without a high school diploma.

The study analyzed records on nearly 10,000 suicide attempts among almost 1 million active-duty Army members during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, is billed as the most comprehensive analysis of a problem that has plagued the U.S. military in recent years.

ABC’s Ryan Burrow has more: