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Risk factors for suicidal ideation in Korean middle-aged adults: The role of socio-demographic status.
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PMID:  22231659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The investigations of the risk factors for suicidal ideation among middle-aged adults may be especially important for predicting suicidal actions, given the steep increase in suicide among Koreans aged 45-54. Few studies have sought to investigate the effect of socio-demographic status on suicidal ideation among middle-aged adults. OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the influence of socio-demographic status on suicidal ideation among middle-aged adults in South Korea. METHODS: The sample consisted of middle-aged men (n = 3,214) and middle-aged women (n = 4,087) aged 40-64 years who had participated in the 2005 cross-sectional Seoul Citizens Health and Social Indicators Survey. Using multiple logistic regression analysis, we examined the effect of socio-demographic status, health behaviours and health status on suicidal ideation in middle-aged adults. RESULTS: The outstanding finding was that suicidal ideation was most prevalent among middle-aged women who engaged in manual labour (i.e. blue-collar workers) (OR = 2.77, 95% CI = 1.20-6.42). The absence of a spouse was significantly associated with suicidal ideation among middle-aged men (OR = 2.10, 95% CI = 1.30-3.40). CONCLUSIONS: The effect of enhanced security related to stable employment was strongest among middle-aged women in blue-collar jobs, and the effect of intensive counselling services was strongest among divorced or widowed middle-aged men.
Sang-Sik Moon; Sang-Mi Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of social psychiatry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2854     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374726     Medline TA:  Int J Soc Psychiatry     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Faculty of Health Administration, Hanyang Women's University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
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