Prevalence and Predictors of Self-Reported Sexual Abuse in Severely Obese Patients in a Population-Based Bariatric Program

Reports of past sexual abuse were found to be common amongst obese individuals. Those that reported abuse, were found to have significantly worse mental health status than non-abused.

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Although it was common for obese individuals to report a past sexual history, body max index was not found to be associated with abuse. Alcohol addiction, low-income status, and psychiatric diagnoses were associated with sexual abuse.

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