Is low IQ related to risk of death by homicide? Testing an hypothesis using data from a longitudinal study
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George David Batty, Laust Hvas Mortensen, Catharine R Gale, Ian J Deary
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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Oct 2008|
- Adult, Alcoholism, Cause of Death, Cohort Studies, Comorbidity, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Follow-Up Studies, Homicide, Humans, Intelligence, Male, Middle Aged, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Studies, Risk, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Substance-Related Disorders, United States, Veterans, Vietnam Conflict, Violence