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Table 3 Outcomes of multivariate analysis of variables associated with suicide attempts among school-attending adolescents in Malawi, GSHS 2009

From: Suicide attempts and behavioral correlates among a nationally representative sample of school-attending adolescents in the Republic of Malawi

Variable Adjusted Odds Ratio 95 % Confidence Interval P-value
Age 1.38 0.96, 1.98 0.085
Lifetime sexual partners 1.59 1.02, 2.48 0.042
Bullied 1.11 0.56, 2.21 0.771
Physical fight 0.64 0.19, 2.15 0.471
Food deprivation 0.55 0.21, 1.43 0.220
Physically attacked 1.37 0.56, 3.37 0.487
Early sexual debut 0.26 0.04, 1.89 0.184
Serious injury 3.62 2.47, 5.31 <0.001
Physically bullied 2.78 1.41, 5.49 0.003
Loneliness 1.56 0.83, 2.92 0.169
Anxiety 3.55 1.80, 7.00 <0.001
Suicide ideation 2.28 0.79, 6.58 0.126
Suicide planning 4.50 1.82, 11.12 0.001
Parental tobacco use 1.44 0.66, 3.15 0.354
Days people smoked in presence during past week 1.13 0.83, 1.53 0.436
Alcohol use at early age 0.83 0.23, 2.96 0.774
Alcohol use in past 30 days 8.04 0.97, 66.38 0.053
  1. Only those factors found statistically significant in bivariate analysis were used in this model