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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

CharacteristicSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationTotal
(Yes), N = 30 (33%)(No), N = 62 (67%)N = 92 (%)
Age, Median (IQR)**32 (11)36 (11)35 (11)
Education*
 High school or less11 (37)35 (57)46 (50)
 College or higher19 (63)27 (43)46 (50)
Race**
 African American/ Black18 (60)59 (95)77 (84)
 Caucasian/ White8 (27)2 (3)10 (11)
 Others4 (13)1 (2)5 (5)
Homelessa
 Yes15 (50)31 (51)46 (51)
 No15 (50)30 (49)45 (49)
Non-injection drug use**a
 Yes15 (52)16 (26)31 (34)
 No14 (48)46 (74)60 (66)
Injection drug use
 Yes4 (13)10 (16)14 (15)
 No26 (87)52 (84)78 (85)
Excessive drinking
 Yes9 (30)10 (16)19 (21)
 No21 (70)52 (84)73 (79)
Sexual abuse by any perpetrator (lifetime)**
 Yes23 (77)34 (55)57 (62)
 No7 (23)28 (45)35 (38)
Intimate partner violence (lifetime)**
 Yes28 (93)45 (73)73 (79)
 No2 (7)17 (27)19 (21)
Child Sex Abuse (less than 16 years old)*a
 Yes19 (66)28 (46)47 (52)
 No10 (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**
 Yes21 (70)28 (45)49 (53)
 No9 (30)34 (55)43 (47)
Stranger verbal abuse**
 Yes25 (83)38 (61)63 (68)
 No5 (17)24 (39)29 (32)
HIV**,a
 Positive10 (40)40 (60)50 (60)
 Negative15 (60)18 (31)33 (40)
Partner Support**
 Yes15 (50)48 (77)63 (68)
 No15 (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
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