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Table 3 Percentage of participants reporting lifetime and 12 month suicidal ideation and attempts in 2007-NSMHWB and ARMHS samples

From: Determinants of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: parallel cross-sectional analyses examining geographical location

Variable 2007-NSMHWB raw % ARMHS raw % ARMHS back-weighted % (99% CI) Chi square p-value
Major cities n = 5388 Inner regional n = 1943 Other n = 1132 Inner regional n = 251 Other n = 383 Inner regional n = 251 Other n = 383
Lifetime suicidal ideation 14 15 16 26 23 19 (11.2, 27.2) 15 (9.5, 19.6) 0.254
12-month suicidal ideation 2.7 2.5 2.6 8.8 4.2 5.1 (1.7, 8.5) 1.9 (0.7, 3.2) 0.864
Lifetime suicide attempt 3.6 3.7 4.7 8.0 7.0 7.2 (1.6, 12.8) 4.8 (1.7, 7.9) 0.202
12-month suicide attempt 0.4 0.3 0.8 1.2 0.8 0.7 (0, 1.7) 0.4 (0, 1.0) 0.093
  1. NSMHWB: National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being; ARMHS: Australian Rural Mental Health Study, raw percentages and back-weighted for K10 stratification (i.e., to adjust for selection strategy); CI: Confidence Intervals. Assessments were based on WMH-CIDI-3.0: World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview version 3.0.