Year: 1998 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.33, no.11, (November 1998), p.543-551 SIEC No: 20030452

The authors evaluated the 13-year mortality experience of a regional cohort of 876 first-ever inpatient hospital admissions for a suicide attempt admitted between 1979 and 1981. Compared to the general population, study subjects were found to be 4 times more likely to die of any cause, but 25 times more likely to commit suicide and 15 times more likely to die of accidental or adverse causes. Ten years after the first hospitalization for attempted suicide, 5.9% of subjects had committed suicide. Contributing factors are discussed. (34 refs)