Submitted for Publication: December 2, 2013; final revision received March 6, 2014; accepted April 11, 2014.
Published Online: July 23, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.724.
Study concept and design: Blosnich, Dichter, Cerulli, Bossarte.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Blosnich, Batten, Bossarte.
Drafting of the manuscript: Blosnich, Dichter, Batten, Bossarte.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Blosnich, Bossarte.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bossarte.
Study supervision: Batten, Bossarte.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was partially supported by National Research Service Award T32MH020061 from the National Institute of Mental Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Academic Affiliations (Dr Blosnich) and Career Development Award 10-202 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health Services Research and Development Service (Dr Dichter).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this work are those of the authors and do not represent the funders, institutions, the US Department of Veterans Affairs, or the US government.
Additional Contributions: Brady Stephens, MS, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Integrated Service Network 2, Center of Excellence for Suicide Prevention, provided statistical and data management support. We thank the CDC for making the BRFSS data publicly available.