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Table 2 Logistic regression analysis for predictors of self-harm in the past week (adjusted for age, sex, ethnicity, social grade, and exposure to death or suicide)

From: The association between COVID-19-related fear and reported self-harm in a national survey of people with a lifetime history of self-harm

  Self-harm past week Odds Ratio (95%CI)
Suicidal ideation Suicidal attempt NSSH
OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) OR (95%CI)
Lifetime history of COVID-19 (yes)a 0.96 (0.57, 1.62) 2.67 (0.13, 53.59) 0.67 (0.35, 1.27)
Fear of COVID-19 (emotional reaction sub-scale) 0.91* (0.84, 0.99) 0.39 (0.14, 1.05) 0.95 (0.86, 1.05)
Fear of COVID-19 (symptomatic reaction sub-scale) 1.22** (1.07, 1.39) 3.91* (1.18, 12.96) 1.15 (0.99, 1.33)
  1. Note: age, sex, ethnicity, social grade, and exposure to death or suicide were all non-significant in the final regression models
  2. OR odds ratio, 95%CI 95% confidence interval
  3. aDichotomised according to: “definitely not had COVID-19 and had it confirmed with a test”, “definitely think I didn’t have COVID-19 but not confirmed with a test” (no), and “might have had COVID-19”, “definitely think I had COVID-19 but not confirmed with a test”, “definitely had COVID-19 and had it confirmed with a test” (yes)
  4. *p < .05 **p < .01