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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of subjects with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, with a diagnosis of other psychiatric conditions, and without any psychiatric diagnosis (Queensland Suicide Register)#

From: Communication of suicide intent by schizophrenic subjects: data from the Queensland Suicide Register

  Subjects with Schizophrenia Subjects with Other Psychiatric Conditions (Group1) Subjects with No Psychiatric Diagnosis (Group2)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender (n = 135) (n = 538) (n = 1190)
   Male 106 (78.5) 372 (69.1) 1030 (86.6)
   Female 29 (21.5) 166 (30.9) 160 (13.4)
   Group Comparisons ## χ2 (2) = 73.36 *** χ2 (1) = 4.61 *
OR = 1.63 (1.04, 2.56)
χ2 (1) = 6.40 *
OR = .57 (0.37, 0.88)
Age (years) (n = 135) (n = 538) (n = 1190)
   0–24 35 (25.9) 66 (12.3) 283 (23.8)
   25–34 43 (31.9) 101 (18.8) 294 (24.7)
   35–44 29 (21.5) 147 (27.3) 235 (19.7)
   45–54 19 (14.1) 111 (20.6) 134 (11.3)
   55+ 9 (6.7) 113 (21.0) 244 (20.5)
   Average 34.20 (100) 43.26 (100) 39.34 (100)
   Median (Inter-Quartile Range) 32 (18) 42.00 (20) 35 (24)
   Group Comparisons ## χ2 (8) = 80.83 *** χ2 (4) = 38.09 *** χ2 (4) = 15.84 **
Marital Status (n = 131) (n = 510) (n = 1114)
   Never married 77 (58.8) 125 (24.5) 428 (38.4)
   Married/de facto 23 (17.6) 204 (40.0) 360 (32.3)
   Separated 13 (9.9) 94 (18.4) 171 (15.4)
   Divorced 16 (12.2) 64 (12.5) 93 (8.3)
   Widowed 2 (1.5) 23 (4.5) 62 (5.6)
   Group Comparisons ## χ2 (8) = 72.80 *** χ2 (4) = 60.57 *** χ2 (4) = 28.33 ***
   Never Married/Other (unknown excluded)   χ2 (1) = 56.71 ***
OR = 4.39 (2.94, 6.57)
χ2 (1) = 20.15 ***
OR = 2.29 (1.58, 3.30)
Living Arrangements (n = 131) (n = 516) (n = 1105)
   Spouse/friend/Relative 41 (31.3) 259 (50.2) 554 (50.1)
   Parents 42 (32.1) 67 (13.0) 185 (16.7)
   Other shared/institutional 11 (8.4) 31 (6.0) 26 (2.4)
   Alone/homeless 37 (28.2) 159 (30.8) 340 (30.8)
   Group Comparisons ## χ2 (6) = 51.30 *** χ2 (3) = 31.76 *** χ2 (3) = 38.14 ***
   Living with Parents/Other living arrangements (unknown excluded)   χ2 (1) = 27.14 ***
OR = 3.16
CI: (2.02, 4.95)
χ2 (1) = 18.33 ***
OR = 2.35
CI: (1.57, 3.50)
Employment Status (n = 131) (n = 526) (n = 1120)
   Employed 29 (22.1) 205 (39.0) 536 (47.9)
   Unemployed 46 (35.1) 127 (24.1) 287 (25.6)
   Disabled/retired 22 (16.8) 108 (20.5) 192 (17.1)
   Not in labour force 34 (26.0) 86 (16.3) 105 (9.4)
   Group Comparisons ## χ2 (6) = 62.03 *** χ2 (3) = 19.18 *** χ2 (3) = 50.17 ***
   Not in Employment/Employed (unknown excluded)   χ2 (1) = 12.96 ***
OR = 2.25 (1.44, 3.52)
χ2 (1) = 31.33 ***
OR = 3.23 (2.10, 4.95)
  1. # Sample sizes for each variable indicated, with unknown cases not included in individual analyses
  2. ##Comparisons provided for differences between the 3 diagnostic groups (column 2) and for comparison Group1 and Group2(columns 3 and 4). Significance: * p < .05, ** p < .01, *** p < .001. Odds Ratios (confidence interval) provide the strength and direction of the relationship, indicating the liklihood of subjects with schizophrenia being more (>1) or less likely (<1) than those with other psychiatric disorders (Column3) or those with no identified disorder (Column 4) to exhibit the charactristic under consideration (ie having never married, living with parents, or not being in employment).