Physical stature and method-specific attempted suicide: cohort study of one million men

Psychiatry Res. 2010 Aug 30;179(1):116-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.06.011. Epub 2010 Jul 13.


Adult height, a marker of early-life environment, has been sporadically associated with suicide risk. We have examined adult height and attempted suicide risk in a cohort of 1,102,293 Swedish men and, in fully-adjusted analyses, found decreasing stepwise associations between height and attempted suicides by any means and most specific means.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Height*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Proportional Hazards Models
  • Risk Factors
  • Suicide, Attempted / psychology
  • Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*
  • Sweden / epidemiology