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ERIC Number: EJ969075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Evidence Supporting an Independent Association between Childhood Physical Abuse and Lifetime Suicidal Ideation
Fuller-Thomson; Esme; Baker, Tobi M.; Brennenstuhl, Sarah
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v42 n3 p279-291 Jun 2012
A regionally representative Canadian sample was used to investigate the gender-specific relationship between childhood physical abuse and lifetime suicidal ideation. The prevalence of suicidal ideation was about five times higher in abused men and women compared with their nonabused counterparts. After controlling for five clusters of potentially confounding factors (adverse childhood conditions, socioeconomic factors, health behaviors, psychosocial stressors/chronic illnesses, and mental health), childhood physical abuse was significantly associated with suicidal ideation (OR[subscript adjusted] women = 4.48, 95% CI = 3.32-6.04; men = 3.57, 95% CI = 2.08-6.14). These findings suggest childhood physical abuse is independently associated with suicidal ideation and highlight the importance of providing preventative treatment to childhood abuse survivors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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