miun.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Suicidal ideation and its correlates among high school students in Iran: A cross-sectional study
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9780-4192
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5221-9504
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: BMC Psychiatry, ISSN 1471-244X, E-ISSN 1471-244X, Vol. 17, no 1, 147Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background

Globally, the second leading cause of death among adolescents is suicide and in middle-income countries adolescents’ suicidal ideation is a neglected public health area. The present study was conducted to determine the prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation among 15–17-year-old high school students in Iran.

Methods

Self-administered, Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) questionnaires were distributed to a representative sample (N =1517) of high-school students aged 15–17 in the city of Tabriz. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the association between relevant independent variables (e.g. gender) and the dependent outcome variable (suicidal ideation in the past 12 months).

Results

Overall, 62 (4.1%, 95% CI= 3.1, 5.2) of 1,517 students had thoughts of suicide. Three hundred and thirteen (20.6%, 95% CI= 18.6, 22.7) students reported being bullied in the previous 30 days. In addition, 134 (8.8%, 95% CI= 7.5, 10.3) students reported having been sexually abused. Being worried that they could not eat or did not feel hungry (Adjusted Odds Ratio (AOR) = 4.15; 95% Cl [1.71, 10.07]; current cigarette smoking (AOR = 3.00; 95% CI [1.69, 5.30]; thinking about using alcohol or other drugs (AOR = 4.28; 95% CI [2.41, 7.59]; and being sexually abused (AOR = 2.63; 95% CI [1.32, 5.24]) were all factors positively associated with suicidal ideation.

Conclusion

The prevalence of suicidal ideation was lower in our school students than in earlier studies. Interventions that address the issue of current cigarette smoking, worries, thinking about using alcohol or other drugs and sexual abuse should be given more priority by the public health authorities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 17, no 1, 147
Keyword [en]
Suicidal ideation Suicide Adolescents High school students Global School-Based Student Health Survey Iran
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30531DOI: 10.1186/s12888-017-1298-yISI: 000405441500003PubMedID: 28427369Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018524249OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-30531DiVA: diva2:1085958
Projects
Global School Based Student Health Survey
Available from: 2017-03-30 Created: 2017-03-30 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(397 kB)10 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 397 kBChecksum SHA-512
602e59864f4356eacec1e2d61dc5b03a31433242aa81f4f2ba252951c2f1b67d9527ba45d60e9cfd088ebe8f45462025931a1c64e945b4afd52b56d7a04879ca
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopushttps://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-017-1298-y

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ziaei, RezaViitasara, EijaSoares, Joaquim
By organisation
Department of Health Sciences
In the same journal
BMC Psychiatry
Medical and Health Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 10 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 70 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf