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Table 3 Multivariate generalised estimating equation logistic regression model for predicting a suicide attempt after stratifications according to gender

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

Men      
  Regression coefficient Standard error p OR 95% CI (OR)
Intercept -2.737 0.488 < 0.001   
Age -0.032 0.006 < 0.001 0.968 0.956-0.980
Educational level      
   Illiterate     1  
   Secondary education 0.702 0.415 0.091 2.017 0.894-4.551
   Higher education 0.959 0.470 0.041 2.609 1.039 -6.550
Living alone 0.266 0.235 0.258 1.304 0.823-2.068
Employed -0.016 0.288 0.956 0.984 0.560-1.732
Psychiatric disorders      
   Psychotic disorders 1.424 0.283 < 0.001 4.154 2.387-7.231
   Affective disorders 1.822 0.259 < 0.001 6.182 3.722-10.269
   Personality disorders 1.971 0.244 < 0.001 7.183 4.449-11.597
   Other diagnosis     1  
Previous suicide attempt 3.977 0.659 < 0.001 53.387 14.662 -194.388
Women      
  Regression coefficient Standard error p OR 95% CI (OR)
Intercept -1.997 0.384 < 0.001   
Age -0.031 0.006 < 0.001 0.969 0.958-0.980
Educational level      
   Illiterate     1  
   Secondary education -0.065 0.248 0.790 0.937 0.576-1.525
   Higher education 0.250 0.342 0.460 1.285 0.657-2.512
Living alone -0.203 0.285 0.480 0.817 0.467-1.428
Unemployed 0.301 0.252 0.230 1.351 0.825 -2.213
Psychiatric disorders      
   Psychotic disorders 1.854 0.286 < 0.001 6.385 3.645-11.184
   Affective disorders 2.157 0.200 < 0.001 8.648 5.858-12.769
   Personality disorders 2.026 0.240 < 0.001 7.582 4.738 -12.133
   Other diagnosis     1  
Previous suicide attempt 2.830 0.656 < 0.001 16.947 4.684-61.313
  1. OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence Interval