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Citation

Landberg J, Danielsson AK, Hemmingsson T. Acta Psychiatr. Scand. 2019; ePub(ePub): ePub.

Affiliation

Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, John Wiley and Sons)

DOI

10.1111/acps.13098

PMID

31487035

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between various indicators of father's alcohol use and suicidal behaviour in offspring during youth and young adulthood METHODS: The study is based on a cohort of 68 910 Swedish citizens that were born between 1970 and 1985 and have fathers that participated in conscription for compulsory military training in 1969/70. Information on fathers' alcohol use was collected during conscription. Offspring was followed for suicide attempts or completed suicides (thru linkage with National registers) from age 12 to end of follow up in 2008.

RESULTS: After adjustment for confounders, the hazard ratios (HRs) for offspring to fathers who were heavy drinkers was 1.4 (95% CI 1.02, 1.93) while the associations turned non-significant for offspring to fathers who often drank into intoxication, HR 1.14 (0.68, 1.90). The highest risk for suicidal behaviour was found for offspring to fathers who had been apprehended for drunkenness two times or more, or with an alcohol-related hospitalisation, with adjusted HRs of 2.1 (1.4, 3,14) and 1.9 (1.27, 2,85), respectively.

CONCLUSION: Fathers' alcohol use is associated with increased risk of suicidal behaviour among offspring in youth and young adulthood. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.


Language: en

Keywords

Fathers'alcohol use; cohort study; offspring suicidal behaviour; youth and young adulthood

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