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Table 1 Descriptive statistics by suicidal ideation among transwomen residing in Atlanta, Georgia

From: Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women

Characteristic Suicidal Ideation Suicidal Ideation Total
(Yes), N = 30 (33%) (No), N = 62 (67%) N = 92 (%)
Age, Median (IQR)** 32 (11) 36 (11) 35 (11)
Education*
 High school or less 11 (37) 35 (57) 46 (50)
 College or higher 19 (63) 27 (43) 46 (50)
Race**
 African American/ Black 18 (60) 59 (95) 77 (84)
 Caucasian/ White 8 (27) 2 (3) 10 (11)
 Others 4 (13) 1 (2) 5 (5)
Homelessa
 Yes 15 (50) 31 (51) 46 (51)
 No 15 (50) 30 (49) 45 (49)
Non-injection drug use**a
 Yes 15 (52) 16 (26) 31 (34)
 No 14 (48) 46 (74) 60 (66)
Injection drug use
 Yes 4 (13) 10 (16) 14 (15)
 No 26 (87) 52 (84) 78 (85)
Excessive drinking
 Yes 9 (30) 10 (16) 19 (21)
 No 21 (70) 52 (84) 73 (79)
Sexual abuse by any perpetrator (lifetime)**
 Yes 23 (77) 34 (55) 57 (62)
 No 7 (23) 28 (45) 35 (38)
Intimate partner violence (lifetime)**
 Yes 28 (93) 45 (73) 73 (79)
 No 2 (7) 17 (27) 19 (21)
Child Sex Abuse (less than 16 years old)*a
 Yes 19 (66) 28 (46) 47 (52)
 No 10 (34) 33 (54) 43 (48)
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 Anxiety (3 items) (Range 1 to 5)** 2.54 (1.38) 1.90 (0.96) 2.11 (1.14)
 Depression (6 items) (Range 1 to 5)** 2.24 (0.79) 1.90 (0.86) 2.01 (0.85)
Perceived stigma (4 items) (Range 1 to 5)** 4.23 (0.63) 3.92 (0.66) 4.03 (0.66)
Psychosocial impact of gender minority status
(3 items) (Range 1 to 5) **
3.26 (0.97) 2.33 (0.77) 2.63 (0.94)
Family verbal abuse**
 Yes 21 (70) 28 (45) 49 (53)
 No 9 (30) 34 (55) 43 (47)
Stranger verbal abuse**
 Yes 25 (83) 38 (61) 63 (68)
 No 5 (17) 24 (39) 29 (32)
HIV**,a
 Positive 10 (40) 40 (60) 50 (60)
 Negative 15 (60) 18 (31) 33 (40)
Partner Support**
 Yes 15 (50) 48 (77) 63 (68)
 No 15 (50) 14 (23) 29 (32)
  1. ** p – value < 0.05, * p – value < 0.10, IQR – Inter Quartile Range, a Total may not add up due to missing data