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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics and associated risk factors of people who died in the KHDSS between the years 2008–2016

From: Suicide in a rural area of coastal Kenya

  Completed suicide cases n = 104 Non-suicide deaths n = 13,212 OR univariable analysis (95% CI) p value OR multivariable analysis (95% CI) p value
Sex, male 76 (73.08) 6846 (51.91) 3.05 (1.98–4.71) < 0.001 3.67 (2.35–5.75) < 0.001
Median age in years (IQR) 45.45 (28.90–60.49) 41.95 (4.92–67.12). 1.04 (1.04–1.06) < 0.001 1.05 (1.04–1.06) < 0.001
Roof type
 Metal 25 (24.04) 3632 (27.54) REF    
 Concrete 0 (0) 11 (0.08)
 Tiled 2 (1.92) 106 (0.80) 2.28 (0.54–9.61) 0.263 2.41 (0.56–10.27) 0.235
 Makuti 70 (67.31) 8509 (64.53) 1.68 (1.07–2.66) 0.026 1.55 (0.84–2.86) 0.165
 Othera 3 (2.88) 280 (2.12) 2.67 (0.81–8.87) 0.107 1.42 (0.37–5.41) 0.609
 No responseb 4 (3.85) 649 (4.92)
Wall
 Brick 23 (22.12) 2966 (22.49) REF    
 Mud 70 (67.31) 9252 (70.16) 1.36 (0.85–2.18) 0.200 1.03 (0.54–1.99) 0.920
 Othera 7 (6.73) 317 (2.40) 5.31 (2.27–12.35) 0.000 3.17 (1.17–8.61) 0.023
 No responseb 4 (3.85) 652 (4.94)
  1. arefers to roofing/wall materials such as scrap plastic/ metal or polythene sheets
  2. bthe informant did not provide the information or the data was not collected
  3. IQR interquartile range