Abstract: Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the prevalence of hospital-treated suicide attempts in a large clinical population of eating disorder patients.Method: Follow-up study of adults (N=2462, 95% women, age 18–62years) admitted to the Eating Disorder Clinic of Helsinki University Central Hospital in the period 1995–2010. For each patient four controls were selected and matched for age, sex and place of residence. The end-point events were modeled using Cox’s proportional hazard model, taking matching into account.Results: We identified 156 patients with eating disorder (6.3%) and 139 controls (1.4%) who had required hospital treatment for attempted suicide.

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