1. Suicide - Public Health
Suicide is a global public health concern, especially among adolescents. Physical activity has a positive effect on the prevention and treatment of common psychiatric disorders. In a Cross-sectional study from the Global School-based Student Health Survey. They assess the association between physical activity and suicide attempts among adolescents. The study included 136,857 adolescents, from 48 countries. The adolescents aged 12-15 years.
They found that meeting physical activity guidelines was associated with lower odds for suicide attempts in boys (OR=0.78) But not for girls (OR=1.22; 95%CI=1.10-1.35).
As a result engagement in physical activity may be an effective strategy for the prevention of suicide attempts for boys but not for girls. That’s why we should care more about girls and meet their needs.