Toxicology testing and results for suicide victims – 13 states, 2004


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Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Nov. 24, 2006 / 55(46);1245-48. To assess toxicology testing practices and to determine the prevalence of positive results for alcohol or other drugs, CDC analyzed test results of suicide victims in the 13 states that collected data for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) in 2004. This report summarizes the results of that analysis.