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Birth month and suicide among major league baseball players.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16350605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We examined the association between month of birth and completed suicides among major league baseball players (N = 76). More than twice as many players born in August committed suicide (N = 19) than any other birth month. This association was statistically significant when birth month was corrected for differences in days of the month. The differences were even larger when expressed in terms of birth month for those committing suicides divided by number of major league players born in each month. The association between birth month and suicide raises the possibility that prenatal factors may influence the inclination for suicide later in life.
Authors:
Ernest L Abel; Michael L Kruger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-14     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  21-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics, Wayne State University, USA. eabel@wayne.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Baseball / statistics & numerical data*
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Humans
Male
Risk
Risk Factors
Seasons*
Suicide / statistics & numerical data*

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