Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-5
Department of Nursing Science, Baekseok University, Cheonan 330 – 704, Korea; [email protected]
The purpose of this study was to identify the dietary behaviors and suicidal ideation and to examine relevance between the dietary behaviors and suicidal ideation among Korean adolescents. This study conducted with a secondary data analysis using the Ninth Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey 2013 in South Korea. The study participants selected 72,435 Korean adolescents who were recruited through the national web-based survey. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and logistic regression analysis. As the result of multiple logistic regressions, suicidal ideation was significantly associated with breakfast, fruit, carbonated beverages, fast food, ramen, and confectionery intake. Findings of this study show that it is important to consider dietary behaviors in order to improve the mental health status of Korean adolescents. It leads to a conclusion that effective nutrition interventions should be offered for Korean adolescents.
Keywords: Adolescent, Dietary Behavior, Suicidal Ideation
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