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Table 5 Stressors within the six-months prior to non-fatal self-poisoning

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

Stressors Total sample Gender1 p value Odds ratio 95% CI of OR
Male Female
Suffered a serious injury/illness 12.4% (115) 13.3% (54) 11.7% (61) .481 0.87 0.59-1.29
A close relative had a serious injury/illness 7.1% (66) 5.9% (24) 8.1% (42) .199 1.41 0.84-2.36
Death of a parent/spouse/child 2.6% (24) 2.5% (10) 2.7% (14) .816 1.10 0.49-2.51
Death of a friend or close relative 7.5% (69) 6.9% (28) 7.9% (41) .552 1.16 0.76-1.92
Conflict with parents 16.6% (154) 12.5% (51) 19.8% (103) .003 1.73 1.20-2.49
Conflict with his/her father because of father’s alcohol use 4.1% (38) 2.0% (8) 5.8% (30) .005 3.07 1.39-6.77
Conflict with spouse/partner 30.1% (278) 29.6% (120) 30.6% (158) .741 1.05 0.79-1.39
Conflict with spouse because of alcohol use 6.2% (57) 4.2% (17) 7.8% (40) .029 1.92 1.07-3.44
Conflict with spouse because of mistrust 9.1% (84) 6.2% (25) 11.5% (59) .007 1.97 1.21-3.20
Divorce/marital separation 5.0% (46) 4.0% (16) 5.8% (30) .203 1.50 0.80-2.79
Spouse went overseas for a job 1.6% (15) 1.5% (6) 1.7% (9) .758 1.18 0.42-3.34
Conflict with a neighbour/friend/relative 5.0% (46) 3.2% (13) 6.4% (33) .030 2.07 1.07-3.98
Loss of job 3.9% (36) 5.4% (24) 2.3% (12) .007 0.38 0.19-0.77
Significant financial problems 22.3% (206) 25.8% (105) 19.6% (101) .024 0.70 0.51-0.96
Court case/legal problems 2.1% (19) 4.4% (18) 0.2% (1) .002 0.04 0.01-0.32
Seeing bad dreams 10.6% (98) 6.9% (28) 13.6% (70) .001 2.12 1.34-3.36
Physical abuse within the past 6 months 5.2% (47) 1.3% (5) 8.3% (42) <.001 7.02 2.75-17.90
Sexual abuse within the past 6 months 1.3% (12) 0.0% (0) 2.4% (12) na2 na2 na2
  1. 1Gender is coded as 0 Male 1 Female.
  2. 2Odds ratio and significance not calculated because no males reported sexual abuse during the past 6 months.