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Adversity-related injury in adolescence is associated with increased risk of suicide, alcohol and drug-related deaths in the decade following admission
  1. Amanda Jane Friend1,2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  2. 2School of Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Amanda Jane Friend, Department of Paediatrics, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK; amanda.friend{at}nhs.net

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Study design

Design:  Retrospective cohort study.

Study question

Setting: National Health Service hospitals in England.

Patients: 333 009 adolescents admitted following injury between 1 April 1997 and 31 March 2012.

Exposure: Adversity-related injury (defined as self-inflicted, drug related, alcohol related or violent injury) versus accident-related injury.

Outcomes: Risk and causes of death.

Follow-up period: Up to 10 years following initial admission.

Patient follow-up: Ascertained from Hospital Episode Statistics.

Main results

Relative risk of death from various causes in the 10 years following initial admission was calculated for various …

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