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Table 2 Multivariate generalised estimating equation logistic regression model for predicting a suicide attempt adjusting for different variables and previous suicide attempts

From: Suicide attempts and related factors in patients admitted to a general hospital: a ten-year cross-sectional study (1997-2007)

  Regression coefficient Standard error p OR 95% CI (OR)
Intercept -2.316 0.287 < 0.001   
Age -0.031 0.004 < 0.001 0.969 0.961-0.977
Gender (Female) 0.120 0.127 0.100 1.223 0.962-1.560
Educational level      
   Illiterate     1  
   Secondary education 0.154 0.204 0.448 1.167 0.783-1.739
   Higher education 0.439 0.257 0.088 1.552 0.937-2.570
Living alone 0.051 0.180 0.778 1.052 0.739-1.497
Employed 0.145 0.188 0.441 1.156 1.800-1.670
Psychiatric disorders      
   Psychotic disorders 1.615 0.202 < 0.001 5.030 3.387-7.470
   Affective disorders 2.014 0.154 < 0.001 7.490 5.537-10.132
   Personality disorders 1.989 0.169 < 0.001 7.310 5.249-10.180
   Other diagnosis     1  
Previous suicide attempt 3.162 0.534 < 0.001 23.630 8.290-67.360
  1. OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence Interval