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Table 3 Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics in patients treated for self-poisoning in Oslo, according to intention

From: Suicidal intention, psychosocial factors and referral to further treatment: A one-year cross-sectional study of self-poisoning

  Substance use-related poisoning vs. suicide attempt
  Crude Adjusted
  p OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Male gender < 0.001 3.13* 2.29-4.29 3.16** 2.27-4.41
Age 0.007     
16-29   ref    
30-49   0.53** 0.38-0.76 0.51* 0.34-0.77
≥ 50   0.80 0.52-1.21 0.87 0.50-1.53
Country of origin 0.002     
Norway   ref    
Other European country   0.91 0.46-1.78 0.72 0.35-1.47
Asian country   0.34* 0.17-0.67 0.23** 0.11-0.49
Other   0.83 0.36-1.91 0.71 0.28-1.75
Unknown   5.43 0.65-45.43 5.21 0.59-46.0
Occupational status < 0.001     
Employee/student   ref    
Sick leave   0.31** 0.16-0.59 0.30** 0.15-0.61
Unemployed   1.83* 1.09-3.08 1.65 0.95-2.86
Retired   1.32 0.69-2.52 1.13 0.51-2.50
Permanent disability   0.70 0.46-1.07 0.73 0.45-1.20
Other/unknown   1.38 0.87-2.18 1.11 0.67-1.83
Living conditions 0.003     
Living alone   ref    
Living with parents   2.10* 1.14-3.85 2.21* 1.12-4.37
Living with others   0.68 0.46-1.00 0.74 0.49-1.13
In institution   0.61 0.25-1.52 0.74 0.28-1.95
Other/unknown   0.79 0.50-1.26 1.40 0.90-2.17
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.001
  3. Suicide attempt was used as the reference category. Only variables with a significant crude value (p ≤ 0.02) were included in the multinomial analyses. Variables where only the proportion of unknown answers was significantly different between the groups were excluded. The appeal group did not differ from the suicide attempt group in any respect other than gender in the multinomial analyses, and therefore the figures are not included here.