Table 4

Logistic regression results for suicide-associated comorbidities in three racial-ethnic groups: United States, 1999–2003

Whites

Blacks

Hispanics




Medical Condition (ICD-10)

Odds

Ratio*

95% CI (Wald)

Odds

Ratio

95% CI (Wald)

Odds

Ratio*

95% CI (Wald)


Mental/Behavioral Disorders

Organic (F00–F09)

0.1

0.07

0.11

0.3

0.13

0.54

0.2

0.07

0.49

Alcohol Use (F10)

0.5

0.49

0.53

0.3

0.26

0.38

0.3

0.25

0.37

Other substance use (F11–F19)

0.2

0.18

0.21

0.1

0.09

0.15

0.1

0.09

0.16

Schizophrenia (F20–F29)

2.4 **

2.07

2.86

4.2 **

2.73

6.37

4.1 **

2.01

8.22

Mood disorder/depression (F30–F39)

31.9**

29.80

34.13

60.9 **

42.80

86.63

34.7 **

23.36

51.62

Other mental health (F40–F99)

1.7 **

1.43

1.94

1.1

0.55

2.31

2.6 **

1.24

5.45

Physical Disease

HIV (B20–B24)

1.0

0.76

1.45

0.5

0.29

1.02

1.3

0.54

2.98

Other communicable (A+B residual)

0.2

0.17

0.23

0.3

0.19

0.43

0.2

0.15

0.42

Cancer (C00–C99)

1.8 **

1.69

1.93

1.8 **

1.36

2.48

1.2

0.74

1.78

Nervous system (G00–G99)

0.7

0.65

0.72

0.9

0.71

1.05

1.5 **

1.24

1.72

Circulatory (I00–I99)

0.2

0.20

0.22

0.2

0.20

0.25

0.2

0.20

0.27

Respiratory (J00–J99)

0.2

0.18

0.20

0.2

0.20

0.31

0.3

0.22

0.37

Digestive (K00–K99)

0.8

0.61

0.71

0.5

0.39

0.74

0.6

0.42

0.71

Other diseases (D,E,H,L-R)

0.3

0.30

0.33

0.4

0.31

0.42

0.4

0.36

0.50


* Odds ratios adjusted for gender and categorical age (15–34; 35–64; 65+ years). Unintentional injury decedents served as the referent in all 14 logistic regression analyses for each racial-ethnic group.

**Suicide is positively associated with that type of comorbidity.

Rockett et al. BMC Psychiatry 2009 9:10   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-10

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