J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2016 Sep;25(3):217-226. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.3.217.

Predictors of Suicidal Ideation in Community-dwelling Older Men: A Comparison between Young-old and Old-old

  • 1College of Nursing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. sieun0@hanyang.ac.kr


This study was done to examine the prevalence of suicidal ideation and predictors of suicidal ideation in community-dwelling older men, comparing young-old (65 to 74) and old-old (75 and over).
The 2014 National Elderly Survey was used with a sample of 2,790 elderly men. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify the predictive factors for suicidal ideation in elderly men.
The proportions of participants with suicidal ideation were significantly different between young-old and old-old men (χ²=4.46, p=.035). The multivariable logistic regression analyses revealed that being a recipient of basic livelihood security, experiencing discrimination, conflicting with children, and being depressed were significantly associated with suicidal ideation in young-old men. In old-old men, living arrangements, conflicting with children, and being depressed were significantly associated with suicidal ideation.
Results indicate that the development of suicide prevention programs requires different approaches young-old and old-old men.


Aged; Suicidal ideation; Man; Mental health

MeSH Terms

Discrimination (Psychology)
Logistic Models
Mental Health
Residence Characteristics
Suicidal Ideation*


  • Figure 1 Conceptual framework for this study.

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