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Table 4 Prevalence of life time suicidal attempts and and their relationship with sociodemographic and psychosocial variables using bivariate analysis (unadjusted odds ratios)

From: Tedium vitae, death wishes, suicidal ideation and attempts in Kenya-prevalence and risk factors

Factors N Prevalence: n (%) Unadjusted OR (95 % C.I) p-value
Lifetime Suicide attempt 1133 21 (1.9)   
Sex Male 597 11 (1.8) 1 -
Female 536 10 (1.9) 1.0 (0.43 to 2.40) 0.977
Age category <30 years 278 8 (2.9) 1 -
30-60 yrs 443 7 (1.6) 0.5 (0.19 to 1.51) 0.242
>60 yrs 170 2 (1.2) 0.4 (0.08 to 1.91) 0.252
Household size <=6 people 564 6 (1.1) 1 -
>6 people 569 15 (2.6) 2.5 (0.97 to 6.54) 0.058
Marital status Married/cohabiting 707 12 (1.7) 1 -
Single 181 4 (2.2) 1.3 (0.42 to 4.11) 0.645
Widowed/divorced 244 5 (2.1) 1.2 (0.42 to 3.47) 0.721
Education level None 128 2 (1.6) 1 -
Primary 616 11 (1.8) 1.1 (0.25 to 5.23) 0.861
Secondary 320 8 (2.5) 0.6 (0.34 to 7.71) 0.548
Post-secondary 0 - - -
Employment status Unemployed 559 6 (1.1) 1 -
Self employed 476 14 (2.9) 2.8 (1.06 to 7.33) 0.037
Employed 98 1 (1.0) 1.0 (0.11 to 7.98) 0.962
Immunity ≥500 cells/μL 388 8 (2.1) - -
<500 cells/μL 61 0 - -
Any CMD No 1019 17 (1.7) 1 -
Yes 114 4 (3.5) 2.1 (0.71 to 6.48) 0.177
Malaria Negative 687 11 (1.6) 1 -
Positive 263 6 (2.3) 1.4 (0.53 to 3.91) 0.481
Asset Groups Highest, Q1 400 4 (1.0) 1 -
Q2 404 12 (3.0) 3.0 (0.97 to 9.48) 0.057
Lowest, Q3 329 8 (2.4) 1.5 (0.41 to 5.74) 0.530
Perceived lack of support No lack: 0 3 0 - -
Moderate lack: 1-7 311 6 (1.9) 1.1 (0.40 to 2.73) 0.920
Severe lack: 8+ 816 15 (1.8) - -
Total life events 0-1 353 2 (0.6) 1 -
2-3 472 14 (3.0) 5.4 (1.21 to 23.76) 0.027
4 or more 308 5 (1.6) 2.9 (0.56 to 15.03) 0.206
Total group size 3 or less 143 3 (2.1) 1 -
4 to 8 513 8 (1.6) 0.7 (0.19 to 2.82) 0.659
9 or more 474 10 (2.1) 1.1 (0.27 to 3.71) 0.993
Being a carer for more than 4 hours a week No 24 0 - -
Yes 170 5 (2.9) - -
Spent time in an institution before age 16 No 906 18 (2.0) 1 -
Yes 220 3 (1.4) 0.7 (0.20 to 2.34) 0.542
Did not have both natural parents at home until age 16 No 954 18 (1.9) 1 -
Yes 172 3 (1.7) 0.9 (0.27 to 3.17) 0.899
Any Psychotic Symptoms No 953 10 (1.1) 1 -
Yes 155 9 (5.8) 5.8 (2.32 to 14.55) <0.001