Year: 2010 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.40, no.5, (October 2010), p.465-475 SIEC No: 20101188

Using 7-year mortality follow-up data from the 1998 National Health & Nutrition Examination Surveys of South Korean individuals, the authors found that survey participants with suicide ideation were at increased risk of suicide mortality during the follow-up period compared with those without suicide ideation. The cause-specific analyses showed that, in men, suicide ideation was significantly associated with mortality due to cardiovascular disease, external causes, & other causes. However, there was no significant association between suicide ideation & cause-specific mortality in women. The relationship between suicide ideation & cause-specific mortality in men was not fully explained by baseline health status, socioeconomic status, health behaviour, or psychosocial factors. (46 refs.) JA