Associations between body mass index and suicide in the veterans affairs health system.

@article{McCarthy2014AssociationsBB,
  title={Associations between body mass index and suicide in the veterans affairs health system.},
  author={John McCarthy and Mark Andrew Ilgen and Karen L. Austin and Frederic C. Blow and Ira R. Katz},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={269-76}
}
OBJECTIVES Associations between BMI and suicide risks and methods for individuals receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health system were evaluated. DESIGN AND METHODS For 4,005,640 patients in fiscal years 2001-2002, multivariable survival analyses assessed associations between BMI and suicide, through FY2009. Covariates included demographics, psychiatric, and nonpsychiatric diagnoses, receipt of VHA mental health encounters, and regional network. Among suicide… CONTINUE READING
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