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Table 2 Characteristics of the subjects with/without induced abortion, and with/without past-year suicidal ideation (N = 5115)

From: Association between induced abortion and suicidal ideation among unmarried female migrant workers in three metropolitan cities in China: a cross-sectional study

Variables With induced abortion (n = 792) Without induced abortion (n = 4323) p-value With suicidal ideation (n = 418) Without suicidal ideation (n = 4697) p-value
Demographic characteristics
Resident City
 Shanghai 344 (43.4%) 1911 (44.2%) 0.337 170 (40.7%) 2085 (44.4%) 0.292
 Beijing 243 (30.7%) 1395 (32.3%) 138 (33.0%) 1500 (31.9%)  
 Guangzhou 205 (25.9%) 1017 (23.5%) 110 (26.3%) 1112 (23.7%)  
Age (years%)
  < 20 52 (6.6%) 444 (10.3%) 0.004 49 (11.7%) 447 (9.5%) 0.220
 20–25 530 (66.9%) 2823 (65.3%)   260 (62.2%) 3093 (65.9%)  
  > 25 210 (26.5%) 1056 (24.4%)   109 (26.1%) 1157 (24.6%)  
Highest education       
 Middle school or below 289 (36.5%) 1176 (27.2%) < 0.001 155 (37.1%) 1310 (27.9%) < 0.001
 Senior high school 451 (56.9%) 2782 (64.4%)   230 (55.0%) 3003 (63.9%)  
 College degree or above 52 (6.6%) 365 (8.4%)   33 (7.9%) 384 (8.2%)  
Income (RMB-yuan)
  < 3200 246 (31.1%) 1623 (37.5%) < 0.001 168 (40.2%) 1701 (36.2%) 0.236
 3200–4800 506 (63.9%) 2593 (60.0%)   237 (56.7%) 2862 (60.9%)  
  > 4800 40 (5.1%) 107 (2.5%)   13 (3.1%) 134 (2.9%)  
Hometown
 Urban 218 (27.5%) 1035 (23.9%) 0.031 91 (21.8%) 1162 (24.7%) 0.176
 Rural 574 (72.5%) 3288 (76.1%)   327 (78.2%) 3535 (75.3%)  
Years in the working place
  < 1 359 (45.3%) 1878 (43.4%) 0.101 217 (51.9%) 2020 (43.0%) 0.001
 1–5 107 (13.5%) 504 (11.7%)   52 (12.4%) 559 (11.9%)  
  > 5 326 (41.2%) 1941 (44.9%)   149 (35.6%) 2118 (45.1%)  
Psychosocial characteristics
Tobacco use-past month
 No 726 (91.7%) 4120 (95.3%) < 0.001 403 (96.4%) 4443 (94.6%) 0.110
 Yes 66 (8.3%) 203 (4.7%)   15 (3.6%) 254 (5.4%)  
Alcohol use-past month       
 No 557 (70.3%) 3576 (82.7%) < 0.001 306 (73.2%) 3827 (81.5%) < 0.001
 Yes 235 (29.7%) 747 (17.3%)   112 (26.8%) 870 (18.5%)  
Daily Internet use-past month
 No 696 (87.9%) 3859 (89.3%) 0.250 345 (82.5%) 4210 (89.6%) < 0.001
 Yes 96 (12.1%) 464 (10.7%)   73 (17.5%) 487 (10.4%)  
Attitude toward premarital pregnancy       
 Positive 321 (40.5%) 725 (16.8%) < 0.001 108 (25.8%) 938 (20.0%) 0.004
 Negative 471 (59.5%) 3598 (83.2%)   310 (74.2%) 3759 (80.0%)  
Attitude toward multiple induced abortion
 Positive 47 (5.9%) 109 (2.5%) < 0.001 23 (5.5%) 133 (2.8%) 0.002
 Negative 745 (94.1%) 4214 (97.5%)   395 (94.5%) 4564 (97.2%)  
Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
 High self-esteem (score > =15) 679(85.7%) 3883 (89.8%) 0.017 310(74.2%) 4204(89.5%) < 0.001
 Low self-esteem (score < 15) 113(14.3%) 440 (10.2%) 108(25.8%) 493(10.5%)  
UCLS Loneliness Scale
 Low loneliness (score < =17%) 598 (75.5%) 3287 (76.0%) 0.748 196 (46.9%) 3689 (78.5%) < 0.001
 High loneliness (score > 17) 194 (24.5%) 1036 (24.0%)   222 (53.1%) 1008 (21.5%)  
Mental disorders
GAD-anxiety
 Non-anxiety group (score < 10) 701 (88.5%) 3805 (88.0%) 0.694 333 (79.7%) 4173 (88.8%) < 0.001
 Anxiety group (score > =10) 91 (11.5%) 518 (12.0%)   85 (20.3%) 524 (11.2%)  
CESD-depression
 Non-depression group (score < 20) 494 (62.4%) 2757 (63.8%) 0.451 177 (42.3%) 3074 (65.4%) < 0.001
 Depression group (score > =20) 298 (37.6%) 1566 (36.2%)   241 (57.7%) 1623 (34.6%)  
Induced abortion
 No 310 (74.2%) 4013 (85.4%) < 0.001
 Yes   108 (25.8%) 684 (14.6%)  
Suicidal ideation-past year
 No 684 (86.4%) 4013 (92.8%) < 0.001
 Yes 108 (13.6%) 310 (7.2%)