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Table 2 Frequency of life events (unweighted)

From: Life stress and suicidal ideation in Australian men – cross-sectional analysis of the Australian longitudinal study on male health baseline data

Life Event Number %
Serious personal injury, illness or surgery 1,997 14.4
A serious illness, injury or assault to a close relative/friend 2,977 21.4
Break-up of a serious relationship/divorce/separation 991 7.1
Getting Married (or starting to live with someone) 894 6.4
Infidelity of partner or spouse 297 2.1
Becoming a father for the first time 545 3.9
Serious conflict with family member 1,577 11.4
Death of partner, spouse or close family member 1,909 13.7
Loss of a child (e.g., death, stillbirth, miscarriage) 311 2.2
Left home for the first time 362 2.6
Child or family member left home 835 6.0
Starting your first job 347 2.5
Difficulty finding a job 2,283 16.4
Loss of job, looking for work unsuccessfully for a long time 1,531 11.0
Retirement 71 0.5
Bankruptcy (personal or business) 128 0.9
Natural disaster (fire, flood, drought, earthquake, etc.) 464 3.3
Major loss or damage to personal property 441 3.2
Being a victim of sexual assault 33 0.2
Victim of physical violence 325 2.3
Legal troubles or court case 813 5.9
Buying a house 1322 9.5
Moving house 2935 21.9
Becoming a carer for someone 422 3.0