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Table 4 Cross-sectional and longitudinal predictors of suicide ideation and repeated suicide attempts

From: Reasons for living and dying in suicide attempters: a two-year prospective study

  Simple regressions Multiple regressions
Std b S.E. p R2 Std b S.E. p R2
BSS score baseline
 Age .08 .12 .527 .005     
 Male sex a .08 .26 .746 .002     
 Partner a .46 .22 .040 .048 .38 .14 .005  
 Children a −.69 .22 .002 .104 −.33 .14 .017  
 Previous SA (0–2) .31 .13 .018 .074 .05 .08 .534  
 RFL t1 −.10 .15 .519 .010     
 RFD t1 .70 .06 .000 .493 .52 .09 .000  
 BDI t1 .63 .08 .000 .395 .27 .10 .009 .642
BSS score six-month
 Age −.19 .12 .110 .040     
 Male sex a −.17 .27 .528 .008     
 Partner a .66 .21 .001 .100 .33 .19 .071  
 Children a −.56 .23 .015 .069 .05 .19 .805  
 Previous SA (0–2) .26 .12 .029 .070 .04 .09 .646  
 RFL t1 −.08 .14 .568 .008     
 RFD t1 .53 .09 .000 .285 −.01 .12 .909  
 BDI t1 .55 .10 .000 .308 .12 .13 .343  
 BSS t1 .78 .06 .000 .613 .68 .15 .000 .655
BSS score 24-month
 Age .09 .13 .474 .012     
 Male sex a −.09 .28 .744 .006     
 Partner a −.07 .28 .793 .004     
 Children a −.34 .23 .149 .027     
 Previous SA (0–2) .28 .14 .039 .086 .19 .15 .193  
 RFL t1 −.13 .16 .428 .019     
 RFD t1 .29 .14 .035 .086 −.08 .19 .664  
 BDI t1 .43 .11 .000 .185 .27 .15 .067  
 BSS t1 .41 .12 .001 .174 .25 .21 .220 .261
Repeated suicide attempts 0–12 months
 Age .04 .23 .856 .009     
 Male sex a −.20 .39 .612 .014     
 Partner a .37 .42 .388 .037     
 Children a −.01 .42 .990 .004     
 Previous SA (0–2) .15 .21 .477 .030     
 RFL t1 −.18 .19 .331 .036     
 RFD t1 .34 .18 .051 .122 −.15 .33 .658  
 BDI t1 .51 .19 .006 .264 .35 .25 .156  
 BSS t1 .48 .15 .001 .232 .23 .36 .312 .316
Repeated suicide attempts 0–24 months
 Age −.06 .19 .743 .013     
 Male sex a −.30 .36 .413 .029     
 Partner a −.12 .37 .740 .009     
 Children a −.25 .38 .498 .018     
 Previous SA (0–2) .23 .18 .193 .060     
 RFL t1 −.05 .18 .766 .008     
 RFD t1 .23 .17 .179 .058     
 BDI t1 .37 .18 .034 .143 .25 .23 .267  
 BSS t1 .34 .16 .028 .120 .19 .20 .354 .163
  1. a0 = no, 1 = yes
  2. RFL Reasons for living, RFD Reasons for dying, BSS Beck Scale for Suicide ideation, SA Suicide attempts