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Table 5 Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis for predicting re-attempt events

From: Analysis of attempted suicide episodes presenting to the emergency department: comparison of young, middle aged and older people

 UnivariateMultivariate
OR (95% CI)paOR (95% CI)p
Female1.53 (1.31–1.80)< 0.0011.15 (0.97–1.37)0.106
Age group    
 Young people3.63 (2.68–4.91)< 0.0013.04 (2.21–4.19)< 0.001
 Middle aged people2.09 (1.54–2.83)<  0.0011.77 (1.28–2.44)< 0.001
 Older peopleReference   
Unemployed1.02 (0.88–1.18)0.754  
Living without family1.17 (0.96–1.43)0.106  
Previous psychiatric history5.89 (5.01–6.92)< 0.0015.65 (4.79–6.66)< 0.001
Suicide attempt method    
 Poisoning0.92 (0.75–1.12)0.423  
 Cutting0.92 (0.74–1.14)0.456  
 Drowning0.23 (0.30–1.82)0.166  
 Falling1.41 (0.71–2.78)0.321  
 Hanging1.03 (0.63–1.71)0.883  
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, aOR adjusted odds ratio