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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the total cohort and for males and females

From: A comparison of non-fatal self-poisoning among males and females, in Sri Lanka

Variable Total sample (n = 949) Gender1 p value Odds ratio 95% CI of OR
% (n) Male (n = 419) Female (n = 530)
Living with:     .345   
 Parents 52.5% (498) 50.5% (209) 55.0% (289) na2 na na
 Spouse/children 40.3% (382) 42.5% (176) 39.2% (206) .224 0.85 0.65-1.11
 Other 6.2% (59) 7.0% (29) 5.7% (30) .293 0.75 0.44-1.28
Married 42.9% (406) 44.7% (187) 41.4% (219) .303 0.87 0.67-1.13
Highest level of education:     <.001   
 No schooling/up to grade 5 5.5% (52) 9.4% (39) 2.5% (13) na2 na na
 Grade 6 to 10 50.2% (476) 58.0% (240) 44.9% (236) .001 2.95 1.54-5.67
 Completed O/L Exam 28.9% (274) 25.1% (104) 32.3% (170) <.001 4.90 2.50-9.62
 Completed A/L Exam 13.7% (130) 7.2% (30) 19.0% (100) <.001 10.00 4.73-21.14
 University/Postgraduate 0.8% (8) 0.2% (1) 1.3% (7) <.001 21.00 2.36-187.13
Occupational status       
 Employed 41.9% (398) 72.3% (298) 19.1% (100) <.001 0.09 0.07-0.12
  1. 1Gender is coded as 0 Male 1 Female.
  2. 2Not applicable as reference category.