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Table 3 Multiple logistic regression analysis using sociodemographic and exposure characteristics to predict endorsement of myths

From: Belief in suicide prevention myths and its effect on helping: a nationally representative survey of Australian adults

 Asking about suicide might start them thinking about itRisk making the situation worse if I try to helpSuicide happens without warningSuicide occurs without any sign
PredictorOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Gender
 Female1.01.01.01.0
 Male1.53**1.24, 1.891.37*1.11, 1.690.890.73, 1.080.72*0.58, 0.89
Age, years
 18–301.01.01.01.0
 31–440.660.46, 0.960.920.64, 1.311.040.74, 1.460.900.61, 1.32
 45–590.840.61, 1.170.990.71, 1.371.240.91, 1.691.170.83, 1.64
 60+1.230.89, 1.691.421.03, 1.961.83**1.35, 2.481.60*1.14, 2.24
Speak language other than English at home
 No1.01.01.01.0
 Yes1.74*1.20, 2.520.980.66, 1.461.461.00, 2.121.83*1.23, 2.73
Highest Education
 Below Bachelor degree1.01.01.01.0
 Bachelor degree or higher0.810.65, 1.010.970.78, 1.220.62**0.51, 0.770.51**0.40, 0.65
Geographic location
 Major city1.01.01.01.0
 Regional, rural or remote0.920.74, 1.141.000.81, 1.231.190.98, 1.461.180.95, 1.47
Vignette
 Indirect1.01.01.01.0
 Direct1.060.83, 1.371.321.03, 1.691.050.83, 1.331.060.82, 1.37
Family/friend in distress last 12 months
 No1.01.01.01.0
 Yes0.950.76, 1.191.020.81, 1.281.020.83, 1.261.150.92, 1.45
Own suicidal ideation
 No1.01.01.01.0
 Yes0.970.71, 1.321.340.99, 1.801.230.93, 1.621.140.83, 1.56
Professional experience
 No1.01.01.01.0
 Yes1.000.74, 1.340.970.73, 1.300.920.71, 1.200.890.66, 1.19
Suicide prevention training
 No1.01.01.01.0
 Yes0.67*0.47, 0.940.65*0.47, 0.910.760.56, 1.010.840.60, 1.17
 If want to kill themselves, we should not interfereOnce made up mind, no one can stop him or herPeople who make suicidal threats rarely kill themselves  
PredictorOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI  
Gender
 Female1.01.01.0  
 Male1.670.71, 1.900.750.56, 1.011.53**1.23, 1.91  
Age, years
 18–301.01.01.0  
 31–440.840.30, 2.311.020.55, 1.891.180.78, 1.78  
 45–590.980.44, 2.181.851.10, 3.111.38   
 60+1.990.96, 4.162.46**1.51, 4.012.08**1.45, 2.98  
Speak language other than English at home
 No1.01.01.0  
 Yes2.80*1.27, 6.151.510.83, 2.771.91*1.26, 2.89  
Highest Education
 Below Bachelor degree1.01.01.0  
 Bachelor degree or higher0.740.40, 1.370.36**0.24, 0.530.730.57, 0.94  
Geographic location
 Major city1.01.01.0  
 Regional, rural or remote1.030.63, 1.701.290.97, 1.721.44*1.14, 1.81  
Vignette
 Indirect1.01.01.0  
 Direct1.160.61, 2.210.940.66, 1.341.000.76, 1.31  
Family/friend in distress last 12 month
 No1.01.01.0  
 Yes0.690.39, 1.211.160.86, 1.570.930.73, 1.18  
Own suicidal ideation
 No1.01.01.0  
 Yes2.54*1.34, 4.801.230.80, 1.891.070.78, 1.49  
Professional experience
 No1.01.01.0  
 Yes0.800.40, 1.581.310.88, 1.950.900.78, 1.49  
Suicide prevention training
 No1.01.01.0  
 Yes1.280.61, 2.670.750.48, 1.160.770.54, 1.08
  1. Significant associations are indicated in bold type. *p < 0.05, **p < .001