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Association Between Neurological Disorders and Death by Suicide in Denmark

Association Between Neurological Disorders and Death by Suicide in Denmark Key PointsQuestionIs there an association between neurological disorders and a higher risk of death by suicide? FindingsIn this retrospective cohort study that included 7 300 395 persons in Denmark from 1980 through 2016, there was a significantly higher rate of suicide among those with a diagnosed neurological disorder than all other persons (44.0 per 100 000 person-years vs 20.1 per 100 000 person-years, adjusted incidence rate ratio, 1.8). MeaningIn Denmark, having a diagnosis of a neurological disorder was associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk of death by suicide. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Association Between Neurological Disorders and Death by Suicide in Denmark

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.21834
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs there an association between neurological disorders and a higher risk of death by suicide? FindingsIn this retrospective cohort study that included 7 300 395 persons in Denmark from 1980 through 2016, there was a significantly higher rate of suicide among those with a diagnosed neurological disorder than all other persons (44.0 per 100 000 person-years vs 20.1 per 100 000 person-years, adjusted incidence rate ratio, 1.8). MeaningIn Denmark, having a diagnosis of a neurological disorder was associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk of death by suicide.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 4, 2020

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