Table 2

Suicide attempts and broad personality traits: a multinomial regression model

Likelihood of RSA vs NSA

Likelihood of SA vs NSA

Likelihood of RSA vs SA


B (SE)

Exp [B](95% CI)

P

B (SE)

Exp [B](95% CI)

P

B (SE)

Exp [B](95% CI)

P


Childhood mood disorder

1.23(.62)

3.43(1.02–11.54)

.047

.19(.51)

1.20(.44–3.30)

.720

-1.05(.69)

2.85(.74–10.94)

.128

Childhood sexual abuse

.40(.10)

1.49(1.23–1.81)

.0005

.15(.09)

1.16(.97–1.38)

.096

.25(.11)

1.29(1.03–1.61)

.025

Suicidal ideation (lifetime)

2.13(.42)

8.39(3.71–18.99)

.0005

1.54(.20)

4.67(3.18–6.86)

.0005

.59(.44)

1.80(.75–4.29)

.187

Compulsivity

.47(.25)

1.60(.97–2.62)

.063

-.23(.15)

.79(.59–1.06)

.125

.70(.28)

2.01(1.17–3.45)

.011


Model fit: X2 8 = 159.25 p = .0005;McFadden R2 = 27.8%; RSA = Repeated suicide attempters (n = 34); SA = one-time suicide attempters (n = 90); NSA = nonattempters (n = 970).

Brezo et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:15   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-15

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