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The risk of death by natural or unnatural causes is significantly higher among individuals with OCD compared to the general population [@meier2016].

Individuals with OCD have double the risk of premature death compared with the general population [@meier2016].

Key takeaways

  • Danish population registers, n = 10 155 with OCD
  • mortality rate ratio (MRR) adjusted for calendar year, age, sex, maternal and paternal age, place of residence at birth, and somatic comorbidities.
  • Natural causes MRR = 1.68 (95% CI 1.31 to 2.12)
  • Unnatural causes MRR = 2.61 (95% CI 1.91 to 3.47)