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Table 4 Sociodemographic variables

From: Personality differences in early versus late suicide attempters

Sociodemographic variables SA early (N = 81) SA late (N = 32) p  
Age mean ± SD 39.4 ± 13.5 41.9 ± 13.9 0.5 U = 1205.0; Z = −0.675
effect size r = 0.06 (r = Z/√N)
Sex (female/male) N (%) 51/31 (62.3/37.8) 20/12 (62.5/37.5) 0.98 Chi2 = 0.001; effect size w = 0
df = 1
Marital status N (%):    0.53 Chi2 = 2.23
effect size w = 0.15
df = 3
 Single 31 (37.8) 11 (34.4)
 Married 26 (31.7) 7 (21.9)
 Divorced 21 (25.6) 11 (34.4)
 Widowed 4 (4.9) 3 (9.4)
Highest qualification N (%):    0.13 Chi2 = 4.101
effect size w = 0.25
df = 2
 Secondary general school 28 (34.1) 5 (15.6)
 Intermediate secondary school 35 (42.7) 16 (50)
 Grammar school 19 (23.2) 11 (34.4)
Occupational status N (%):    0.11 Chi2 = 10.52
effect size w = 0.31
df = 6
 Employed   
 Full-time 36 (43.9) 13 (40.6)
 Part-time 9 (11.0) 1 (3.1)
 Unemployed 13 (15.9) 9 (28.1)
 Homemaker 3 (3.7) 0
 In apprenticeship 15 (18.3) 3 (9.4)
 Invalidity pension 3 (3.7) 1 (3.1)
 Retirement 3 (3.7) 5 (15.6)
Living situation N (%):    0.37 Chi2 = 3.2
effect size w = 0.19
df = 3
 Alone 33 (40.2) 14 (43.8)
 With both parents 9 (11.0) 1 (3.1)
 With husband/wife/common-law 37 (45.1) 17 (53.1)
 With other person 3 (3.7) 0
  1. Abbreviations: SA suicide attempt
  2. df degrees of freedom; p = .05 (two-sided) in Chi-square