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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume161
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
ISSN0165-1781
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2008

    Research areas

  • 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

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