标题：Association between body mass index and suicidal ideation among seniors in Shandong, China
作者：Sun, Long; Zhou, Chengchao
作者机构：[Sun, L]Shandong Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.;[ Zhou, CC] Shandong Univ Jinan, Key Lab Hlth Econ & Policy Res, Ji 更多
通讯作者地址：[Zhou, CC]Shandong Univ, Sch Publ Hlth, Key Lab Hlth Econ & Policy Res, 44 Wenhuaxi Rd, Jinan 250012, Shandong, Peoples R China.
关键词：Body mass index; Suicidal ideation; Seniors; China
摘要：Background: Recently, an emerging group of studies has reported the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and suicidal ideation in the Western countries. However, this relationship is still unclear with controversial results, and we have little knowledge about this relationship in China which is one of few countries reported higher suicide rates.; Methods: This study aims to analyze the association between BMI and suicidal ideation among seniors (60 years old) in Shandong, China. A total of 3313 seniors were included in the data analysis. Suicidal ideation, weight, height, socio-demographic and psychological variables were evaluated in this study. Logistic regression was conducted to explore the association between BMI and suicidal ideation among male and female seniors.; Results: The results showed that 42% of the seniors reported suicidal ideation, and 3.4% for men, 4.9% for women. After controlling social-demographic variables, economic status, physical disease, social support and mental health, an inverse relationship between BMI and suicidal ideation was found for men, but not for women. Mental health was still an important factor associated with suicidal ideation.; Conclusion: The results inform health care professors that underweight in male seniors can be associated with higher risk of suicidal ideation in China. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.