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dc.contributor.authorWoo, J. M.
dc.contributor.authorGibbons, R. D.
dc.contributor.authorRogers, C. A.
dc.contributor.authorQin, P.
dc.contributor.authorKim, J. B.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, D. W.
dc.contributor.authorNoh, E. S.
dc.contributor.authorMann, J. J.
dc.contributor.authorPostolache, T. T.
dc.description.abstractObjective: To replicate a previously reported association between pollen counts and county suicide rates in the continental United States, across space and time. Method: The authors evaluated the relationship between airborne pollen counts and suicide rates in 42 counties of the continental United States, containing a pollen-counting station participating in the Aeroallergen Monitoring Network in the United States (N = 120,076 suicides), considering years' quarter, age group, sex, race, rural/urban location, number of local psychiatrists, and median household income, from 1999 to 2002. The county-level effects were broken into between-county and within-county. Results: No within-county effects were found. Between-county effects for grass and ragweed pollen on suicide rates lost statistical significance after adjustment for median income, number of psychiatrists, and urban vs. rural location. Conclusion: Future research is necessary to reappraise the previously reported relationship between pollen levels and suicide rates that may have been driven by socioeconomic confounders.en_US
dc.format.extent7 pagesen_US
dc.genrejournal articlesen_US
dc.identifier.citationWoo, J. M., Gibbons, R. D., Rogers, C. A., Qin, P., Kim, J. B., Roberts, D. W., & ... Postolache, T. T. (2012). Pollen counts and suicide rates. Association not replicated. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 125(2), 168-175. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0447.2011.01813.xen_US
dc.publisherActa Psychiatrica Scandinavicaen_US
dc.titlePollen Counts and Suicide Rates. Association Not Replicated.en_US

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