Table 3

Gender-specific crude and adjusted odds ratios of Z-scored subscales of social support / network for self-harm behavior by conditional logistic regressions (N = 248)
Odds ratio (95% confidence intervals) between z-scored exposures and self-harm
Crude Adjusted^
Measures Female (n = 200) Male (n = 48) Female (n = 200) Male (n = 48)
Social support subscale (CPQ)
 Confiding support 0.63 (0.46, 0.85)** 1.05 (0.54, 2.02) 0.82 (0.50, 1.35) 2.65 (0.02, 417.50)
 Practical support 0.66 (0.49, 0.87)** 1.45 (0.80, 2.61) 0.69 (0.45, 1.06) 2.42 (0.04, 150.72)
 Negative aspects 0.83 (0.64, 1.08) 0.98 (0.52, 1.83) 0.73 (0.47, 1.15) 0.21 (0.01, 38.86)
Social network subscale (CPQ)
 Isolation 2.21 (1.52, 3.20)*** 2.53 (0.88, 7.29) 2.58 (1.28, 5.21)** 11.40 (0.03, 4367.30)
 Network beyond the household 0.60 (0.43, 0.83)** 0.68 (0.33, 1.41) 0.82 (0.51, 1.30) 0.24 (0.01, 69.25)
 Household size 1.03 (0.78, 1.36) 0.95 (0.54, 1.67) 0.55 (0.32, 0.97)* 0.82 (0.01, 65.36)

^ Adjusted for marital status, years of education, employment status, religion, major life events, and physical/mental illness conditions.

* p < 0.05; **p < 0.001; ***p <0.001.

Abbreviations: Close Persons Questionnaire (CPQ), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ).

Wu et al.

Wu et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:101   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-101

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