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Is low IQ related to risk of death by homicide? Testing a hypothesis using data from the Vietnam Experience Study

Is low IQ related to risk of death by homicide? Testing a hypothesis using data from the Vietnam Experience Study
Is low IQ related to risk of death by homicide? Testing a hypothesis using data from the Vietnam Experience Study
Lower IQ test scores are related to an increased risk of violent assault. We tested the relation between IQ and death by homicide. In a prospective cohort study of 14,537 men (21 homicides), the association between lower IQ and an increased risk of homicide was lost after multiple adjustment
alcoholism, risk, follow-up studies, public health, substance-related disorders, cross-cultural comparison, violence, risk factors, middle aged, cause of death, vietnam conflict, homicide, humans, psychology, intelligence, united states, comparative study, statistics & numerical data, adult, comorbidity, veterans, association, mortality, cohort studies, cohort, hypothesis, proportional hazards models, socioeconomic factors, health, male, prospective studies
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Batty, George David
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Mortensen, Laust H.
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Gale, Catharine R.
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Deary, Ian J.
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Batty, George David
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Mortensen, Laust H.
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Gale, Catharine R.
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Deary, Ian J.
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Batty, George David, Mortensen, Laust H., Gale, Catharine R. and Deary, Ian J. (2008) Is low IQ related to risk of death by homicide? Testing a hypothesis using data from the Vietnam Experience Study. Psychiatry Research, 161 (1), 112-115. (doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2008.01.006).

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Abstract

Lower IQ test scores are related to an increased risk of violent assault. We tested the relation between IQ and death by homicide. In a prospective cohort study of 14,537 men (21 homicides), the association between lower IQ and an increased risk of homicide was lost after multiple adjustment

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Published date: 2008
Keywords: alcoholism, risk, follow-up studies, public health, substance-related disorders, cross-cultural comparison, violence, risk factors, middle aged, cause of death, vietnam conflict, homicide, humans, psychology, intelligence, united states, comparative study, statistics & numerical data, adult, comorbidity, veterans, association, mortality, cohort studies, cohort, hypothesis, proportional hazards models, socioeconomic factors, health, male, prospective studies

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Local EPrints ID: 70287
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/70287
PURE UUID: f6f7def4-b698-4d40-baf6-3131c742eee8
ORCID for Catharine R. Gale: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3361-8638

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2010
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:18

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