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Table 2 Means or frequencies of intervenable variables (social support, transphobia, and transition) and suicidality among trans people in Ontario, Canada (n=380)

From: Intervenable factors associated with suicide risk in transgender persons: a respondent driven sampling study in Ontario, Canada

  n = 380
  % or \( \overline{x} \) 95 % CI
Social Support   
Social support \( \left(\overline{x}\right) \) 3.5 (3.3, 3.6)
Strong parental support for gender (%)a 28.5 (21.6, 35.4)
Strong family support for gender (%)a 60.5 (52.2, 68.7)
Strong support from leaders (%)a 47.4 (38.1, 56.8)
Strong support from peers (%)a 86.1 (80.3, 91.9)
Religiosity or spirituality \( \left(\overline{x}\right) \) 3.0 (2.7, 3.3)
Having ≥1 ID concordant with lived gender (%)b 51.1 (41.8, 60.5)
Transphobia   
Transphobia scale \( \left(\overline{x}\right) \) 14.1 (13.0, 15.1)
Transphobic violence (%)   
 None 44.0 (35.6, 52.3)
 Verbal harassment or threats 34.9 (27.5, 42.2)
 Physical or sexual assault 21.2 (15.0, 27.3)
Transition   
Medical transition status (%)c   
 Completed 35.3 (27.6, 42.9)
 In process 31.8 (24.6, 39.0)
 Planning, but not begun 32.9 (24.9, 40.9)
Social transition status (%)   
 Full-time 53.3 (44.7, 61.9)
 Part-time 26.9 (19.8, 34.1)
 Not living in core gender 19.8 (12.1, 27.4)
Current hormone use (%)c 57.6 (49.1, 66.1)
Being socially seen as cisgender (%)b   
 Almost always or always 45.5 (35.3, 55.6)
 About half time or often 25.5 (17.7, 33.2)
 Rarely or never 29.0 (19.7, 38.4)
Suicidality   
Seriously considered suicide, past yr (%) 35.1 (27.6, 42.5)
Attempted suicide, past yr (%) 11.2 (6.0, 16.4)
  1. aSupport variables include either indication of – or expectation of – strong support
  2. bamong those living full-time in a non-fluid gender (n = 251)
  3. camong those reporting need to medically transition sex (n = 346)