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Schizophrenia and suicide attempts: Findings from a representative community-based Canadian sample

TitleSchizophrenia and suicide attempts: Findings from a representative community-based Canadian sample
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsFuller-Thomson, E., and Hollister B.
JournalSchizophrenia Research and Treatment
Volume2016
Pages1 - 11
Abstract

This study examined factors associated with suicide attempts among those with schizophrenia (n=101) versus those without (n=21,643) in a representative sample of noninstitutionalized Canadians. The lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among persons with schizophrenia was 39.2% versus 2.8% of nonafflicted individuals. After adjusting for sociodemographics, childhood adversities, substance abuse/dependence, depression/anxiety, and chronic pain, those with schizophrenia had 6 times the odds (OR = 6.47) of attempting suicide. Among persons with schizophrenia, suicide attempts were associated with female gender (OR = 4.59), substance abuse/dependence (OR = 6.31), depression (OR = 4.93), and childhood physical abuse (OR = 5.75). Community-dwelling persons with schizophrenia appear to be at high risk for suicide attempts.

URLhttps://www.hindawi.com/journals/schizort/2016/3165243/
DOI10.1155/2016/3165243
Document URLhttp://downloads.hindawi.com/journals/schizort/2016/3165243.pdf