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Living alone and antidepressant medication use: a prospective study in a working-age population

Laura Pulkki-Råback12*, Mika Kivimäki13, Kirsi Ahola1, Kaisla Joutsenniemi4, Marko Elovainio4, Helena Rossi1, Sampsa Puttonen12, Seppo Koskinen4, Erkki Isometsä45, Jouko Lönnqvist45 and Marianna Virtanen1

Author Affiliations

1 Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, 00250 Helsinki, Finland

2 Unit of Personality, Work and Health Psychology, Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 9, 00014 Helsinki, Finland

3 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1-9 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT London, UK

4 National Institute for Health and Welfare, P.O. Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland

5 Department of Psychiatry and Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 20, 00014 Helsinki, Finland

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:236  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-236

Published: 23 March 2012

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Prevalence and incidence of antidepressant use according to follow-up year. The Health 2000 Study, n = 3471.

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Odds ratios (OR) for use of antidepressants during a 2-year follow-up period in participants living alone compared to participants not living alone. Data: The Health 2000 Study, n = 3471.

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