Table 3

Suicide attempts and narrow 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

1.01(.62)

2.75(.815–9.28)

.103

.19(.52)

1.20(.43–3.36)

.723

.83(.69)

2.29(.59–8.91)

.234

Childhood sexual abuse

.37(.10)

1.45(1.20–1.77)

.0005

.11(.09)

1.12(.93–1.33)

.230

.27(.12)

1.30(1.04–1.64)

.023

Suicidal ideation (lifetime)

1.89(.43)

6.61(2.86–15.27)

.0005

1.81(.23)

6.10(3.90–9.54)

.0005

.08(.46)

1.08(.44–2.68)

.863

Anxiousness

-.01(.03)

.99(.93–1.05)

.738

-.09(.02)

.92(.88–.95)

.0005

.08(.03)

1.08(1.01–1.15)

.024

Affective instability

.05(.03)

1.05(.99–1.12)

.117

.07(.02)

1.08(1.04–1.12)

.0005

-.02(.03)

.98(.91–1.05)

.501


Model fit: X2 10 = 178.48 p = .0005; McFadden R2 = 31.2%; 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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