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Perfil toxicológico dos suicídios no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, 2017 a 2019

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, March 2021
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Title
Perfil toxicológico dos suicídios no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil, 2017 a 2019
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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, March 2021
DOI 10.26633/rpsp.2021.28
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Maria Cristina Franck, Maristela Goldnadel Monteiro, Renata Pereira Limberger

Abstract

To describe the toxicology of suicide cases recorded in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 2017 to 2019. The present descriptive, cross-sectional study examined all the medico-legal reports and police records related to suicide deaths in the state. Multiple correspondence analyses were performed along with independent logistic regression models having ethanol, anxiolytic and antidepressant drugs, illicit drugs, and non-medical substances as dependent variables. Ethanol was investigated in 2 978 samples, with positive results in 28.5%. The odds of a positive ethanol finding were 0.5 time higher (95%CI: 1.1; 2.2) for suicides occurring at night, 1.0 (95%CI: 1.4; 2.9) time higher for suicides occurring on weekends, and 0.9 (95%CI: 1.3; 2.7) time higher in individuals with a prior criminal record. Investigation of psychotropic drugs (2 900 samples) was positive in 30.4% samples. Anxiolytics were the most common medication detected, with 1.5 (95%CI: 1.6; 4.1) time higher odds of occurrence in women and 0.8 time higher odds (95%CI: 1.2; 2.7) for suicides occurring in the fall-winter. The odds of detecting illicit drugs (n = 338) were 4.1 times higher (95%CI: 1.9; 14.4) in the regions of Pelotas (south of the state) vs. Passo Fundo (north), and 1.2 (95%CI: 1.3; 3.6) time higher in cases with positive ethanol results, without significant difference between adolescents and adults. Despite the lack of evidence on causality, the present results support a link between suicide and several psychoactive drugs. Medico-legal experts should be guided regarding the need to perform toxicological tests in all suicide cases.

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 March 2021.
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#11,450,264
of 18,897,820 outputs
Outputs from Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
#566
of 952 outputs
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#170,091
of 322,020 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública
#26
of 34 outputs
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