Phobic anxiety disorders


phobic disorder: An anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, irrational fear of an object, activity, or situation. The individual seeks to avoid the object, activity, or situation. In adults, the individual recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable.

Endpoint definition

FinnGen phenotype data

321302 individuals

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Apply sex-specific rule None


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Check conditions None


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Filter registries

Hospital Discharge: ICD-10 F40
Hospital discharge: ICD-9 3002C|3002D|3002X
Hospital discharge: ICD-8 3002
Cause of death: ICD-10 F40
Cause of death: ICD-9 3002C|3002D
Cause of death: ICD-8 3002


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Check pre-conditions, main-only, mode, ICD version

Look only at ICD versions H.D: 10, 8, 9 ; C.O.D: 10, 8, 9


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Extra metadata

Level in the ICD hierarchy 4
First used in FinnGen datafreeze DF2
Parent code in ICD-10 F40-F48
Name in latin Perturbationes anxiferae phobicae

Summary Statistics

Key figures

All Female Male
Number of individuals 3270 2119 1151
Unadjusted prevalence (%) 1.06 1.22 0.85
Mean age at first event (years) 33.97 33.23 35.33


Follow-up Absolute risk HR [95% CI] p N
1998–2019 0.03 2.39 [1.14, 5.01] 2.2e-2 77
15 years 0.01 1.81 [0.95, 3.47] 7.3e-2 37
5 years 0.00 3.53 [1.83, 6.81] 1.7e-4 17
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Age distribution of first events

Year distribution of first events

Cumulative Incidence


Index endpoint: F5_PHOBANX – Phobic anxiety disorders
GWS hits: 0

Survival analyses between endpoints


before Phobic anxiety disorders
after Phobic anxiety disorders

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Drugs most likely to be purchased after Phobic anxiety disorders