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Association of suicidal ideation with demographic, lifestyle and health factors in Malaysians

Yong, Kang Cheah and Omar, Mohd Azahadi and Siew, Nooi Phang and Abd. Manaf, Noor Hazilah (2018) Association of suicidal ideation with demographic, lifestyle and health factors in Malaysians. East Asian Arch Psychiatry, 28 (3). pp. 85-94. ISSN 2078-9947

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Objective: To determine the association of suicidal ideation with demographic, lifestyle, and health factors, using data from National Health and Morbidity Survey 2011 (NHMS 2011) of Malaysia. Methods: The NHMS 2011 included 10,141 respondents. Independent variables of suicidal ideation were income, age, household size, sex, ethnicity, education, marital status, smoking, physical activity, and self-rated health. The risk factors of suicidal ideation were determined using logistic regression analysis. Results: In the pooled sample, suicidal ideation was associated with age, sex, ethnicity, and self-rated health, but not associated with income, household size, education, physical activity, or smoking. Conclusion: The likelihood of having suicidal ideation is positively associated with young adults, women, Indians, and those with poor self-rated health.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 328/61506
Uncontrolled Keywords: Age groups; Health; Life style; Sex; Suicidal ideation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2018 21:47
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 10:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61506

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