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Youth suicide attempts and the dose-response relationship to parental risk factors: a population-based study

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  • E Christiansen
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  • R D Goldney
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  • A L Beautrai
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  • E Agerbo
  • National Centre for Register-based Research
There is a lack of specific knowledge about the dose-response effect of multiple parental risk factors for suicide attempts among children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to determine the dose-response effect of multiple parental risk factors on an offspring's risk for suicide attempt.MethodWe designed a population-based two-generation nested case-control study and used Danish register data. A population of 403 431 individuals born between 1983 and 1989 was sampled. Among these, 3465 (0.8%) were registered as having had a suicide attempt. Twenty controls were matched to each case and a link to the offspring's biological parents was established.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychological Medicine
Pages (from-to)313-9
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2011

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