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Table 3 The bivariate association between socio-demographic characteristics, household structure, sexual abuse, wellbeing and externalizing problems to suicide attempts among female students in four ethnic groups (N = 5611), aged 14–16 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2003–2006

From: Attempted suicide of ethnic minority girls with a Caribbean and Cape Verdean background: rates and risk factors

  Dutch (N = 4691) Creole-Surinamese (N = 130) Antillean (N = 357) Cape Verdean (N = 433)
  No SA (N = 4264) SA (N = 427) P No SA (N = 110) SA (N = 20) P No SA (N = 307) SA (N = 50) P No SA (N = 397) SA (N = 36) P
Level of Educational, %
Low 40.6 67.1 <.001 75.2 80.0 .77 89.8 87.8 .61 81.6 86.1 .75
Middle 26.3 19.7   14.7 15.0   6.9 6.1   9.3 8.3  
High 33.1 13.1   10.1 5.0   3.3 6.1   9.1 5.6  
SES score, mean (SD) .15 (1.12) .32 (1.23) .003 1.54 (1.40) 1.84 (1.06) .37 1.68 (1.13) 1.97 (0.98) .12 2.12 (1.11) 2.22 (0.81) .62
Not living with 2 biological parents, % 21.5 36.5 <.001 68.5 85.5 .14 75.7 72.0 .57 53.9 66.7 .14
Sexual abuse, % 6.2 26.5 <.001 5.5 30.0 <.001 7.9 30.0 <.001 6.9 30.6 <.001
Emotional problems, mean (SD) 75.3 (14.1) 60.0 (18.0) <.001 74.3 (14.8) 51.3 (23.1) <.001 74.9 (16.5) 55.8 (19.4) <.001 75.4 (16.2) 58.3 (20.3) <.001
 Aggressive behavior, %
  Never 78.0 48.6 <.001 43.6 35.0 .72 42.8 28.6 <.001 47.5 31.4 .19
  Occasional 19.6 40.6   41.8 45.0   47.4 38.8   41.4 54.3  
  Frequent 2.3 10.8   14.5 20.0   9.8 32.7   11.1 14.3  
  1. Note: SA Attempted Suicide, SES Socio-Economic Status