Year: 2006 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.41, no.2, (February 2006), p.95-102 SIEC No: 20100993

6065 international adoptees were compared to 7340 national adoptees & 1274312 non-adopted study subjects, all born between 1963-1973, & followed-up until 2002. Cox regression of person years was used in multivariate analyses to compare risks for suicide & suicide attempt. International adoptees had clearly increased risks for suicide attempts & suicide after adjustment for gender, age, & socioeconomic factors. National adoptees had lower risks than international adoptees but increased risks compared to non-adoptees. Female international adoptees’ risk for suicide attempt was elevated to an even greater extent than in male international adoptees, when compared to the general population. (45 refs.) JA