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Table 3 Final multinomial logistic regression models for suicide methods over time, by sex, age and Indigenous groups

From: Are young female suicides increasing? A comparison of sex-specific rates and characteristics of youth suicides in Australia over 2004–2014

  Hanging Poisoning
OR 95% CIs p OR 95% CIs p
All Youth
 Time 1.03 1.01–1.06 .003 1.00 0.96–1.05 .906
 Sexa 1.06 0.90–1.25 .481 0.29 0.21–0.39 <.001
 Age groupb    <.001    .003
  15–19 years 0.79 0.51–1.23 .306 1.76 0.54–5.79 .352
  20–24 years 0.61 0.39–0.93 .023 3.00 0.93–9.68 .065
 Aboriginal/TSIc 9.67 6.55–14.26 <.001 0.18 0.72–0.43 <.001
Females
 Time 1.00 0.96–1.04 .936 1.01 0.94–1.08 .836
 Age groupb    .009    .022
  15–19 years 0.58 0.28–1.20 .143 1.85 0.42–8.04 .414
  20–24 years 0.41 0.20–0.85 .017 3.30 0.78–13.97 .105
 Aboriginal/TSIb 6.54 3.56–12.03 <.001 0.25 0.09–0.69 .008
Males
 Time 1.05 1.02–1.07 .001 0.99 0.93–1.07 .955
 Age groupb    .021    .12
  15–19 years 0.96 0.55–1.66 .878 1.57 0.21–11.91 .661
  20–24 years 0.75 0.44–1.29 .302 2.54 0.35–18.64 .359
 Aboriginal/TSIc 12.14 7.30–20.21 <.001 0.08 0.01–0.59 .013
  1. OR Odds ratio, CIs 95% Confidence Intervals, Aboriginal/TSI Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  2. a‘Females’ served as the reference category
  3. b‘10–14-year-old’ age-group served as the reference category
  4. c‘Non−/Unknown Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status’ group served as the reference category