Persons With Debt Burden Are More Likely to Report Suicide Attempt Than Those Without: A National Study of US Adults

J Clin Psychiatry. 2021 Apr 6;82(3):19m13184. doi: 10.4088/JCP.19m13184.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To assess the association between debt burden and self-reported suicide attempt among US adults.METHODS: Data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III (2012-2013) were used to estimate the association between self-reported past-year debt burden and past-year and lifetime suicide attempt with logistic regression, controlling for sociodemographic characteristics with known associations with debt burden and suicide attempt.RESULTS: Among 36,278 adults aged ≥ 18 years, 13.03% reported past-year debt burden, 0.37% reported past-year suicide attempt, and 5.16% reported lifetime suicide attempt. Self-reported attempt was more likely for persons reporting debt burden than for those without (eg, for past-year suicide attempt: odds ratio [OR] = 7.96 [95% CI, 5.45-11.64; P
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