Extreme obesity is associated with attempted suicides: results from a family study

@article{Dong2006ExtremeOI,
  title={Extreme obesity is associated with attempted suicides: results from a family study},
  author={C Dong and W Li and D-k Li and Rebecca A. Price},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={388-390}
}
This study was conducted to explore the association between attempted suicides and body mass index (BMI, kg/m2) in a family sample of 2547 individuals. As a comparison, a national NESARC (the 2001–2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions) sample of 41 589 individuals was included to validate the observed association. Compared to average weight, extreme obesity showed significantly increased odds for attempted suicides both in family sample (odds ratio (OR)=3.37 and… CONTINUE READING

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