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Table 3 Population Attributable Fraction (PAF%) for mental disorders and socio-economic status associated with suicide (young adults aged 18–34 years), 2003–2008, New South Wales (Australia)

From: Suicide in young adults: psychiatric and socio-economic factors from a case–control study

  % controls exposed Odds ratio (95%CI) PAF% (95%CI)
Males    
Substance use disorder    
No 82.4 1.00  
Yes 17.6 2.62 (1.11-6.15) 27.9 (11.5-41.2)
Affective disorder    
No 88.2 1.00  
Yes 11.8 2.80 (1.10-7.14) 25.4 (11.0-37.4)
Anxiety disorder    
No 97.1 1.00  
Yes 2.9 4.13 (0.85-20.22) 11.7 (5.6-17.5)
Socio-economic status    
High 29.0 1.00  
Mid 36.0 1.58 (0.61-4.09)  
Low 35.0 3.08 (1.21-7.82) 46.1 (3.8-69.8)
Females    
Substance use disorder    
No 90.5 1.00  
Yes 9.5 1.12 (0.17-7.58) 3.4 (−66.0-43.8)
Affective disorder    
No 89.2 1.00  
Yes 10.8 1.28 (0.15-11.08) 8.3 (−86.7-55.0)
Anxiety disorder    
No 95.9 1.00  
Yes 4.1 43.55 (2.56-741.34) 30.1 (28.0-32.0)
Socio-economic status    
High 25.3 1.00  
Mid 28.1 0.88 (0.08-10.00)  
Low 46.6 5.18 (0.68-39.59) 58.1 (−29.1-86.4)
  1. OR = 1.00 (Referent group).