Psychiatric illness and risk factors for suicide in Denmark.

@article{Mortensen2000PsychiatricIA,
  title={Psychiatric illness and risk factors for suicide in Denmark.},
  author={Preben B Mortensen and Esben Agerbo and T Erikson and Peng-zhe Qin and Niels Westergaard-Nielsen},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2000},
  volume={355 9197},
  pages={9-12}
}
BACKGROUND Several risk factors for suicide have been identified. We assessed the relative risks and population attributable risks of suicide associated with various socioeconomic factors and with previous mental illness that necessitated hospital admission. Our aim was to assist in the choice of potential strategies for preventing suicide in the general population. METHODS We did a population-based nested case-control study based on register data. Data were collected on a random 5% sample of… CONTINUE READING

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