Age of first suicide attempt in men and women: an admixture analysis Articles uri icon

authors

  • Blasco Fontecilla, Hilario
  • ALEGRIA, ANALUCIA
  • DELGADO GOMEZ, DAVID
  • LEGIDO-GIL, T.
  • SAIZ RUIZ, JERONIMO
  • OQUENDO, M.
  • BACA GARCIA, E

publication date

  • January 2012

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 9

issue

  • 825189

volume

  • 2012

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1537-744X

abstract

  • Objectives. To define different subgroups of suicide attempters according to age at onset of suicide attempts. Methods. Participants were 229 suicide attempters (147 females; 82 males) admitted to a general hospital in Madrid, Spain. We used admixture analysis to determine the best-fitting model for the age at onset of suicide attempts separated by sex. Results. The best fitted model for the age at onset of suicide attempts was a mixture of two gaussian distributions. Females showed an earlier age at onset of suicide attempts in both Gaussian distributions (mean ± S.D.) (26.98 ± 5.69 and 47.98 ± 14.13) than males (32.77 ± 8.11 and 61.31 ± 14.61). Early-onset female attempters were more likely to show borderline personality disorder than late-onset female attempters (OR = 11.11; 95% CI = 2.43&-50.0). Conclusions. Age at onset of suicide attempts characterizes different subpopulations of suicide attempters