Table 3

Predictors of suicidal behaviour among subjects
Characteristics Ideation (n=99) O.R (95% C.I) Plan (n=20) O.R 56789=(95% C.I) Attempt (n=6) O.R (95% C.I)
Age group (years)
80+ 1 1 1
75–79 1.1 (0.6–2.2) 0.3 (0.0–3.2) -(−)
70–74 1.1 (0.7–1.9) 0.4 (0.1–1.6) 0.4 (0.1–2.7)
65–69 0.7 (0.4–1.3) 0.5 90.1–1.7) 0.2 (0.1–2.1)
Gender
Male 1 1 1
Females 0.8 (0.5–1.5) 0.2 (0.0–0.8) 0.2 (0.0–2.5)
Marital group
Married 1 1 1
Separated/Widowed/Divorced 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 4.9 (1.5–15.7) 2.6 (0.5–14.5)
Years of formal education
13+ 1 1 1
7–12 1.0 (0.5–2.0) 5.3 (0.7–39.1) 1.6 (0.1–28.3)
1–6 1.1 (0.4–3.0) 3.0 (0.4–22.10 1.9 (0.2–22.4)
0 1.0 (0.5–2.1) 3.5 (0.4–28.6) 0.8 (0.1–10.1)
Economic group
High 1 1 1
High-average 1.1 (0.4-3.1) 1.5 (0.2-12.7) -(−)
Low-average 1.3 (0.5-3.5) 2.4 (0.4-14.8) 1.4 (−)
Low 1.0 (0.4-2.6) 2.5 (0.4-15.3) -(−)
Residence
Urban 1 1 1
Semi-urban 1.3 (0.7–2.7) 1.0 (0.3–3.9) 0.8 (0.0–5.7)
Rural 2.5 (1.3–4.8) 1.0 (0.2–-4.9) 0.5 (0.0–5.6)
Quality of house floor
Earth floor 1 1 1
Hard floor 0.9 (0.5–1.5) 0.3 (0.1–1.1) 0.5 (0.1–4.9)
Contact with family
Yes 1 1 1
No 0.8 (0.3–2.1) 4.1 (0.6–30.7) -(−)
Religious
yes 1 1 1
No 0.7 (0.2–2.8) -(−) -(−)
Contact with friends
Yes 1 1 1
No 0.6 (0.3–1.2) 1.2 (0.2–7.2) -(−)
Lifetime depression
Yes 1.1 (0.5–2.2) 1.6 (0.5–4.8) 0.8 (0.1–7.9)
No 1 1 1

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Ojagbemi et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:80   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-80

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