Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
, 40, e2018046

Relationship Between Binge Drinking Experience and Suicide Attempts in Korean Adolescents: Based on the 2013 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey

Affiliations

Relationship Between Binge Drinking Experience and Suicide Attempts in Korean Adolescents: Based on the 2013 Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey

Kyeong Hyang Byeon et al. Epidemiol Health.

Abstract

Objectives: Suicide and drinking problems in adolescents are increasing every year, and it is known that suicide is related to drinking. This study aims to identify the relationship between binge drinking experience (BDE) and suicide attempts in Korean adolescents.

Methods: The Ninth Korean Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey (KYRBS), conducted in 2013, was used for analysis. Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to identify the relationship between BDE and suicide attempts, and the relationship between BDE and suicide attempts in middle and high school students was stratified by age.

Results: BDE and suicide attempts were highly related. The odds ratio (OR) of attempted suicide in BDE was 1.63 times (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.28 to 2.09) higher then non-drinking in males. And the OR of attempted suicide in females was 1.21 times (95% CI, 1.07 to 1.37) higher then non-drinking in non-BDE, 1.79 times (95% CI, 1.47 to 2.19) higher in BDE. BDE was associated with suicide attempts in males aged 12 or 13 years (OR, 3.97; 95% CI, 1.57 to 10.03) and in females aged 15 years (OR, 2.66; 95% CI, 1.79 to 3.96).

Conclusions: BDE is an important factor related to suicide attempts in adolescents. In order to reduce suicide attempts, it is necessary to educate the youth about the regulation of BDE and drinking prevention.

Keywords: Binge drinking experience; Korea; Korean adolescents; Suicide attempted.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare for this study.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 2 PubMed Central articles

References

    1. Statistics Korea Youth statistics. 2013 [cited 2014 Apr 30]. Available from: http://kostat.go.kr/portal/korea/kor_nw/1/6/1/index.board?bmode=read&bSeq=&aSeq=287091&pageNo=6&rowNum=10&navCount=10&currPg=&sTarget=title&sTxt=(Korean)
    1. Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The 13th Korea Youth Risk Behavior Web-based Survey, 2017, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [cited 2018 Jul 4]. Available from: https://www.cdc.go.kr/survey/home.jsp(Korean)
    1. Lewinsohn PM, Rohde P, Seeley JR. Adolescent suicidal ideation and attempts: prevalence, risk factors, and clinical implications. Clin Psychol Sci Pract. 1996;3:25–46.
    1. Daniel SS, Goldston DB. Interventions for suicidal youth: a review of the literature and developmental considerations. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009;39:252–268. - PMC - PubMed
    1. Schilling EA, Aseltine RH, Jr, Glanovsky JL, James A, Jacobs D. Adolescent alcohol use, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts. J Adolesc Health. 2009;44:335–341. - PubMed
Feedback