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Table 4 Sociodemographic and exposure variables predicting belief in suicide myths (↓ = lower odds, ↑ higher odds)

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

Sociodemographic or exposure characteristicAsking about suicide might start them thinking about itRisk making the situation worse if I try to helpSuicide happens without warningSuicide occurs without any signIf wants to kill themselves, we should not interfereOnce a person has made up mind, no one can stop him/herPeople who make suicidal threats rarely kill themselves
Aged 60+   
Speaks language other than English at home   
Bachelor degree or higher    ↓
Regional, rural or remote location      
Own suicidal ideation      
Suicide prevention training