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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of variables associated with suicide attempts among school-attending adolescents in Malawi, adjusted for age and sex

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
Lifetime sexual partners 1.66 1.28, 2.16 <0.0001
Bullied 2.76 1.62, 4.69 <0.001
Physical fight 2.97 1.66, 5.31 <0.001
Food deprivation 0.88 0.52, 1.48 0.631
Physically attacked 2.92 1.89, 4.53 <0.001
Early sexual debut 3.73 1.96, 7.11 <0.001
Serious injury 3.58 2.75, 4.65 <0.001
Physically bullied 3.34 1.63, 6.86 0.001
Loneliness 2.56 1.55, 4.24 <0.001
Anxiety 4.47 3.19, 6.27 <0.001
Suicide ideation 7.69 4.76, 12.44 <0.001
Suicide planning 5.95 2.91, 12.22 <0.001
Parental tobacco use 3.54 2.01, 6.25 <0.001
Days people smoked in presence during past week 1.24 1.07, 1.44 0.005
Close Friends
 0 1   
 1 0.46 0.26, 0.80 0.006
 2 0.45 0.28, 0.72 0.001
  ≥ 3 0.35 0.21, 0.59 <0.001
 Alcohol use at early age 10.01 3.71, 27.01 <0.001
 Alcohol use in past 30 days 13.70 5.98, 31.37 <0.001
  1. Estimates adjusted for age and sex