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Table 2 Search strategy (conducted on 5 January 2015)

From: Association between body mass index and suicidal behaviors: a systematic review protocol

Database Search strategy
MEDLINE (n = 837) 1. exp Suicide/or suicid*.mp.
2. exp Self-injurious behavior/or self-harm.mp.
3. exp Body Mass Index/or body mass index.mp.
4. BMI.mp.
5. exp Body Weight/body weight.mp.
6. exp Obesity/or obes*.mp.
7. exp Overweight/or overweight.mp.
8. 1 or 2
9. 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7
10. 8 and 9
11. limit 10 to humans
PsycINFO (n = 666) 1. exp Suicide/
2. exp Attempted Suicide/or attempted suicide.mp.
3. exp Suicidal Ideation/or suicidal ideation.mp.
4. suicid*.mp.
5. exp Self-Injurious Behavior/or self-harm.mp.
6. exp Body Mass Index/or body mass index.mp.
7. exp Body Weight/or body weight.mp.
8. exp Obesity/or obes*.mp.
9. BMI.mp.
10. exp Overweight/or overweight.mp.
11. 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5
12. 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10
13. 11 and 12
  14. limit 13 to human
EMBASE (n = 3688) 1. exp suicidal behavior/or suicid*.mp.
2. exp automutilation/or self-harm*.mp.
3. exp body mass/body mass index.mp.
4. BMI.mp.
5. exp body weight/body weight.mp.
6. exp obesity/or obes*.mp.
7. overweight.mp.
8. 1 or 2
9. 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7
10. 8 and 9
11. limit 10 to human
CINAHL (n = 144) 1. (MH “Suicide+”) OR “suicid*”
2. (MH “Self-Injurious Behavior”) OR “self-harm”
3. (MH Body Mass Index) OR “body mass index”
4. (MH “Body Weight+”) OR “body weight”
5. (MH “Obesity+”) OR “obes*”
6. “BMI”
7. “overweight”
8. 1 or 2
9. 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7
10. 8 and 9 (limiters human)
  1. BMI, body mass index.