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Table 2 Characteristics of suicide attempters (N = 409) and comparison residents (N = 409), and the influences of these variables on suicide attempt

From: Reliability and validity of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) among suicide attempters and comparison residents in rural China

Variables Suicide attempters N (%) Controls N (%) Test of difference Effect on suicide attempt
χ2 P OR 95% CI P *
Age    0.04 0.921 1.05 (0.92-1.20) 0.481
 <60 349 (85.3) 351 (85.5)      
 ≥60 60 (14.7) 58 (14.2)      
Gender    <0.001 1 1.00 (0.74-1.34) 0.418
 Female 277 (67.7) 277 (67.7)      
 Male 132 (32.3) 132 (32.3)      
Education level    31.61 <0.001 2.02 (1.14-3.61) 0.017
 ≤8 years 383 (93.6) 329 (80.4)      
 >8 years 26 (6.4) 80 (19.6)      
Marital status    1.54 0.256 0.92 (0.44-1.90) 0.816
 Married 349 (85.3) 361 (88.3)      
 Others 60 (14.7) 48 (11.7)      
Occupation    17.15 <0.001 1.75 (1.03-2.96) 0.034
 Peasant 299 (73.1) 243 (59.4)      
 Others 110 (26.9) 166 (40.6)      
Religious    0.37 0.685 4.37 (1.09-17.53) 0.038
 No 395 (96.6) 398 (97.3)      
 Yes 14 (3.4) 11 (2.7)      
Score of CES-D    270.23 <0.001 33.14 (15.21-72.20) <0.001
 ≥16 247 (60.4) 24 (5.9)      
 <16 162 (39.6) 385 (94.1)      
  1. P: for comparison on the distribution of demographic characteristics between suicide attempters and controls.
  2. P*: for multivariate logistic regression analysis.
  3. OR: Odds ratio, derived from multiple logistic regression analysis.
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