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Table 3 Associations between perceived parental support in childhood and adolescence and the frequency of suicidal thoughts over the preceding year*

From: Perceived parental support in childhood and adolescence and suicidal ideation in young adults: a cross-sectional analysis of the i-Share study

Perceived parental support Unadjusted (n = 10,015) Adjusted ** (n = 10,015) Adjusted *** (n = 8970)
Occasional suicidal thoughts Frequent suicidal thoughts Occasional suicidal thoughts Frequent suicidal thoughts Occasional suicidal thoughts Frequent suicidal thoughts
OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Extremely strong 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Strong 1.57 (1.37–1.80) 1.40 (1.01–1.94) 1.55 (1.35–1.78) 1.35 (0.96–1.88) 1.55 (1.34–1.79) 1.23 (0.86–1.74)
Moderate 2.50 (2.15–2.91) 4.27 (3.12–5.87) 2.26 (1.93–2.64) 3.40 (2.44–4.74) 2.11 (1.78–2.49) 2.90 (2.05–4.11)
Low 4.08 (3.31–5.00) 8.28 (5.70–12.00) 3.39 (2.73–4.19) 5.35 (3.60–7.95) 3.33 (2.64–4.20) 4.91 (3.23–7.47)
None 5.77 (4.00–8.32) 18.38 (11.08–30.48) 4.43 (3.02–6.49) 9.81 (5.60–17.19) 4.55 (2.97–6.99) 8.58 (4.62–15.96)
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval.
  2. *Data from the i-Share cohort, 2013–2017.
  3. **Adjusted for age, gender, parental divorce or separation, parental death, not living in parental homeduring childhood, perceived economic status in childhood, and personal history of depression or attemptedsuicide.
  4. ***Adjusted for age, gender, parental divorce or separation, parental death, not living in parental home during childhood, perceived economic status in childhood, personal history of depression or attemptedsuicide, and parental history of depression or anxiety