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Table 2 Socio-demographic and occupational characteristics of the fathers of case and control children

From: The impact of fathers' physical and psychosocial work conditions on attempted and completed suicide among their children

Independent Variables Attempted Suicides   Completed Suicides  
  Cases Controls Cases Controls
Father's Marital Status     
% Unmarried (N) 13.9 (29) 8.0 (50) 12.5 (3) 8.0 (6)
% Married (N) 86.1 (179) 92.0 (572) 87.5 (21) 92.0 (69)
Father's Ethnicity     
% Caucasian (N) 88.1 (199) 85.3 (578) 88,5 (23) 69.2 (54)
% Sikh (N) 10.6 (24) 13.3 (90) 11.5 (3) 25.6 (20)
% Chinese or Other Asian (N) 1.3 (3) 1.5 (10) 0 5.1 (4)
Father's Occupational Status     
% Manager (N) 6.2 (14) 6.9 (47) 3.8 (1) 5.1 (4)
% Tradesman (N) 30.1 (68) 34.5 (234) 26.9 (7) 39.7 (31)
% Skilled (N) 17.7 (40) 19.8 (134) 30.8 (8) 19.2 (15)
% Unskilled (N) 46.0 (104) 38.8 (263) 38.5 (10) 35.9 (28)
Father's average duration (years) of employment at sawmill (sd) 5.7 (4.1) 6.8 (4.1) 5.8 (3.9) 7.9 (3.9)
Father's average # of episodes of unemployment (sd) 1.05 (1.2) 1.12 (1.3) 1.08 (1.23) 1.14 (1.34)