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The Finno-Ugrian suicide hypothesis proposes to link genetic ties originating among Finno-Ugric cultures and ethnicities to high rate of suicide, claiming an allele common among them is responsible.

Mari and Udmurts have been found to have a three times higher suicide rate than Finns and Hungarians. It has been thus theorized that such a possible allele may have arisen in those populations.[1]

See also


  • Voracek M, Loibl LM, Kandrychyn S (June 2007). "Testing the Finno-Ugrian suicide hypothesis: replication and refinement with regional suicide data from eastern Europe". Percept Mot Skills 104 (3 Pt 1): 985–94. doi:10.2466/PMS.104.3.985-994. PMID 17688155.
  • Voracek M, Fisher ML, Marusic A (October 2003). "The Finno-Ugrian suicide hypothesis: variation in European suicide rates by latitude and longitude". Percept Mot Skills 97 (2): 401–6. PMID 14620226.

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