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  1. Smoking and suicidality among psychiatric patients.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    This study investigated the relationship between smoking and suicidality among psychiatric patients.

    Method 

    All psychiatric patients (N=1,217) from Kuopio University Hospital in eastern Finland were examined for current smoking, suicidal ideation, previous suicide attempts, and other risk factors by using a cross-sectional, multivariate design.

    Results 

    The probability of at least one previous suicide attempt was 100% higher in current smokers than in nonsmokers.

    Smokers also had a 4.3% higher risk of experiencing mild to severe suicidal ideation than nonsmokers.

    Conclusions 

    Current smoking was significantly related to suicidality in multiple logistic models, even after several confounding factors were controlled.

    The independence of this association seems possible, but the subject requires further research.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble psychiatrique, Idée suicide, Tentative suicide, Tabagisme, Facteur risque, Finlande, Europe, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental disorder, Suicide ideation, Suicide attempt, Tobacco smoking, Risk factor, Finland, Europe, Epidemiology, Mental health, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0096433

    Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 22/06/1998.