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Table 1 Characteristics of participants by suicidal ideation

From: Trained lay health workers reduce common mental disorder symptoms of adults with suicidal ideation in Zimbabwe: a cohort study

  No suicidal ideation Suicidal ideation
N % N %
  Total 498 100.0 75 100.0
Gender Male 71 91 7 9
Female 427 86.3 68 13.7
Age 18–24 100 93.5 7 6.5
25–34 182 83.1 37 16.9
35–44 132 86.8 20 13.2
45+ 83 88.3 11 11.7
Earning salary No 272 85.3 47 14.7
Yes 224 88.9 28 11.1
Marital status Married/cohabiting 335 86.8 51 13.2
Divorced/separated/widowed 134 86.5 21 13.5
Single 28 90.3 3 9.7
Children aged < 16 at home 0 89 85.6 15 14.4
1 115 86.5 18 13.5
2 133 86.9 20 13.1
3 96 87.3 14 12.7
4+ 63 88.7 8 11.3
HIV status Positive 199 83.6 39 16.4
Negative 229 88.1 31 11.9
Declined/missing 68 93.2 5 6.8
Household has an income Yes 408 88.5 53 11.5
No 75 78.9 20 21.1
Chronic condition Yes 122 87.1 18 12.9
No 374 86.8 57 13.2
Skipped at least one meal in the past month due to lack of food Yes 182 79.1 48 20.9
No 314 92.1 27 7.9
Went to sleep hungry in the past week Yes 120 80.0 30 20.0
No 376 89.3 45 10.7