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Table 2 Comparisons of characteristics by suicidal ideation stratified by occupation (men), Tsukuba, Japan (2017)

From: Relationship between workplace social capital and suicidal ideation in the past year among employees in Japan: a cross-sectional study

   Overall, n = 4030   Researcher/academic, n = 1975   Clerk/administration, n = 992   Technician/engineer, n = 1063  
Suicidal ideation Yes No P value Yes No P value Yes No P value Yes No P value
Variables N = 236 (5.9) N = 3794 (94.1) N = 108 (5.5) N = 1867 (94.5) N = 69 (7.0) N = 923 (93.0) N = 59 (5.6) N = 1004 (94.4)
Workplace Social Capital    <  0.001    0.002    0.005    <  0.001
 High 33 (4.3) 728 (95.7)   17 (4.4) 369 (95.6)   7 (4.1) 163 (95.9)   9 (4.4) 196 (95.6)  
 Mid-high 41 (3.4) 1158 (96.6)   23 (3.9) 573 (96.1)   12 (4.4) 262 (95.6)   6 (1.8) 323 (98.2)  
 Mid-low 53 (5.2) 971 (94.8)   24 (4.9) 467 (95.1)   20 (7.0) 264 (93.0)   9 (3.6) 240 (96.4)  
 Low 109 (10.4) 937 (89.6)   44 (8.8) 458 (91.2)   30 (11.4) 234 (88.6)   35 (12.5) 245 (87.5)  
Age group    <  0.001    <  0.001    0.001    0.005
 20–29 37 (10.9) 302 (89.1)   14 (11.5) 108 (88.5)   15 (12.4) 106 (87.6)   8 (8.3) 88 (91.7)  
 30–39 77 (7.8) 905 (92.2)   43 (7.2) 551 (92.8)   16 (9.0) 162 (91.0)   18 (8.6) 192 (91.4)  
 40–49 72 (6.3) 1078 (93.7)   28 (4.8) 552 (95.2)   23 (8.9) 234 (91.1)   21 (6.7) 292 (93.3)  
 50–65 50 (3.2) 1509 (96.8)   23 (3.4) 656 (96.6)   15 (3.4) 421 (96.6)   12 (2.7) 432 (97.3)  
Marital status    <  0.001    <  0.001    0.127    0.001
 Married 132 (4.4) 2883 (95.6)   57 (3.8) 1461 (96.2)   42 (6.0) 657 (94.0)   33 (4.1) 765 (95.9)  
 Never married 96 (10.5) 817 (89.5)   47 (11.0) 379 (89.0)   25 (9.7) 232 (90.3)   24 (10.4) 206 (89.6)  
 Divorced/widowed 8 (7.8) 94 (92.2)   4 (12.9) 27 (87.1)   2 (5.6) 34 (94.4)   2 (5.7) 33 (94.3)  
Educational attainment    0.108    0.595a    0.104    0.036
 Graduate school 126 (5.1) 2330 (94.9)   98 (5.7) 1621 (94.3)   5 (3.3) 148 (96.7)   23 (3.9) 561 (96.1)  
 University 61 (7.1) 796 (92.9)   7 (3.6) 189 (96.4)   36 (8.6) 381 (91.4)   18 (7.4) 226 (92.6)  
 College etc. 15 (7.0) 200 (93.0)   2 (6.7) 28 (93.3)   9 (8.9) 92 (91.1)   4 (4.8) 80 (95.2)  
 High school 34 (6.8) 468 (93.2)   1 (3.3) 29 (96.7)   19 (5.9) 302 (94.1)   14 (9.3) 137 (90.7)  
Annual household income, JPY    <  0.001    <  0.001    0.203    0.004
 12 million or more 22 (3.5) 613 (96.5)   13 (3.5) 359 (96.5)   6 (5.4) 105 (94.6)   3 (2.0) 149 (98.0)  
 8–12 million 67 (4.4) 1469 (95.6)   35 (4.1) 823 (95.9)   18 (5.8) 290 (94.2)   14 (3.8) 356 (96.2)  
 4–8 million 99 (6.8) 1347 (93.2)   41 (6.8) 560 (93.2)   31 (6.9) 418 (93.1)   27 (6.8) 369 (93.2)  
 4 million or less 48 (11.6) 365 (88.4)   19 (13.2) 125 (86.8)   14 (11.3) 110 (88.7)   15 (10.3) 130 (89.7)  
  1. Statistical analyses were conducted with Chi-squared test
  2. Percentage were shown in parenthesis
  3. aFisher’s exact test