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Table 5 Comparison of sociodemographic, health-related behaviors, and suicidality between respondents who completed the wave 1 and 3 surveys (n = 2787) and those who completed the wave 1 survey but did not the wave 3 survey (n = 1570)

From: Personal values in adolescence and suicidality: a cross-sectional study based on a retrospective recall

  Response to wave 3 Attrition t / χ2 P value
N (%) Mean (SD) N (%) Mean (SD)
Age (mean)   38.08 (7.0)   36.0 (7.3) 9.28 < 0.01**
Sex (men) 1233 (44.2)   810 (50.7)   16.97 < 0.01**
Married (yes) 2087 (75.0)   955 (60.0)   107.86 < 0.01**
Education 8.76 0.03*
 Junior high school 83 (3.0)   66 (4.2)  
 High school 555 (20.2)   313 (20.0)  
 Some college 958 (34.8)   491 (31.4)  
 University or higher 1158 (42.0)   692 (44.3)  
Employment 10.66 < 0.01**
 Working 2153 (77.6)   1283 (80.7)  
 On leave 64 (2.3)   47 (3.0)  
 Job seeking or House wife or Students 559 (20.1)   260 (16.4)  
Household Income (per year) 76.03 < 0.01**
2.5 million yen 194 (7.0)   113 (7.1)  
5 million yen 433 (15.5)   251 (15.7)  
7.5 million yen 636 (22.8)   272 (17.0)  
 >7.5 million yen 882 (31.6)   413 (25.8)  
 Not known 642 (23.0)   549 (34.4)  
 Current or ever smoking (yes) 1258(45.2)   788 (49.4)   7.35 < 0.01**
Drinking alcohol 1.08 0.30
 More than 3 times per week 938 (33.7)   514 (32.2)  
 Less than 3 times per week 1842(66.3)   1082 (67.8)  
 Economic status at age 15 (poor) 523 (18.9)   291 (18.2)   0.39 0.83
Suicidality
 Suicidal ideation over a lifetime (yes) 509 (18.4)   287 (18.3)   0.01 0.92
 Suicidal ideation in the most recent year (yes) 144 (5.2)   84 (5.4)   0.05 0.83
 Suicidal planning over a lifetime (yes) 159 (5.8)   98 (6.9)   0.46 0.50
 Suicidal planning in the most recent year (yes) 45 (1.6)   34 (2.2)   1.65 0.20
 Suicide attempt over a lifetime (yes) 116 (4.2)   88 (5.6)   4.50 0.03*
 Suicide attempt in the most recent year (yes) 19 (0.7)   19 (1.2)   3.17 0.08
  1. *p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01