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Association between weight control failure and suicidal ideation in overweight and obese adults: a cross-sectional study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2016
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Title
Association between weight control failure and suicidal ideation in overweight and obese adults: a cross-sectional study
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2940-1
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Yeong Jun Ju, Kyu-Tae Han, Tae-Hoon Lee, Woorim Kim, Jeong Hun Park, Eun-Cheol Park

Abstract

Korea has the highest suicide rate in the OECD and is one of the few OECD countries whose suicide rates have not decreased in recent years. To address these issues, we investigated the effects of weight control failure on suicidal ideation in the overweight and obese populations. We performed a cross-sectional study using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2008-2012) consisting of 6621 individuals 40 years of age or older. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify the relationship between weight control failure and suicidal ideation in the overweight and obese populations. A total of 6621 participants were analyzed in this study (overweight group: 2439; obese group: 4182). Among them, weight control failure (weight gain with weight loss efforts) was experienced in 962 obese (males 16.3 %, females 29.6 %) and 412 overweight individuals (males 9.1 %, females 23.4 %). Weight control failure was significantly associated with suicidal ideation in obese females (OR = 1.70, 95 % CI 1.21-2.39), but this association was not significant in obese males or in either sex of the overweight group. Findings from this study suggest that weight control failure is associated with an increased risk of suicidal ideation among obese women. Furthermore, intervention programs that aim to address the prevalence of suicide, especially for obese women, are needed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 56 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 21%
Student > Master 6 11%
Researcher 6 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 11%
Other 4 7%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 16 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Psychology 8 14%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 18 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 September 2022.
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