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Table 4 Multivariate analyses of risk indicators of suicidal behavior in four different ethnic groups of female students, aged 14–16 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2003–2006. (Four separate models)

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)
  OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Level of education
Vocational track REF REF REF REF
Middle track 0.56 (0.42–0.74)** 0.38 (0.04–3.75) 0.16 (0.02–1.52) 0.68 (0.17–2.67)
University track 0.35 (0.25–0.49)** 0.10 (0.00–2.73) 2.18 (0.45–10.48) 0.60 (0.13–2.79)
SES 0.99 (0.90–1.09) 1.39 (0.85–2.29) 1.38 (0.95–2.10) 1.24 (0.83–1.84)
Not living with 2 biological parents 1.44 (1.13–1.84)** 0.92 (0.19–4.37) 0.63 (0.26–1.52) 1.21 (0.54–2.70)
Sexual abuse 2.52 (1.87–3.40)** 4.00 (0.63–25.65) 4.21 (1.56–11.35)** 4.39 (1.79–10.78)**
Emotional problems 0.86 (0.85–0.88) ** 0.80 (0.71–0.91) ** 0.86 (0.81–0.91)** 0.88 (0.83–0.93)**
Aggressive behavior
Never REF REF REF REF
Sometimes 2.09 (1.63–2.68)** 0.63 (0.16–2.47) 1.06 (0.43–2.60) 2.07 (0.88–4.84)
Frequent 4.40 (2.81–6.88)** 0.58 (0.08–4.11) 4.88 (1.71–13.94)** 1.12 (0.29–4.27)
R square of the model (Nagelkerke) 0.26 0.41 0.34 0.22
  1. Note: SES Socio-Economic Status
  2. **Significant at level ≤ 0.01