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Table 6 History of childhood adversity

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

Reported childhood adversity Total sample Gender1 p value Odds ratio 95% CI of OR
Male Female
Grew up with constant parental criticism 7.1% (65) 4.0% (16) 9.4% (49) .002 2.51 1.40-4.48
Was severely punished without reason 4.3% (40) 2.7% (11) 5.6% (29) .040 2.10 1.04-4.26
Grew up with significant financial problems 31.0% (286) 33.3% (134) 29.2% (152) .176 0.82 0.62-1.09
Witnessed family members being abused 1.3% 912) 0.5% (2) 1.9% (10) .057 4.34 0.96-19.69
Has been subjected to physical abuse as a child 4.3% (40) 3.5% (14) 5.0% (26) .263 1.46 0.75-2.83
Was sexually abused as a child 1.0% (9) 0.5% (2) 1.3% (7) .212 2.73 0.56-13.21
Had significant problems due to father’s alcohol misuse 17.6% (154) 18.2% (70) 17.2% (84) .699 0.93 0.66-1.32
Significant parental conflict during childhood 20.9% (182) 20.1% (76) 21.6% (106) .594 1.09 0.79-1.52
Parents divorced/lived separately 8.1% (71) 5.2% (20) 10.3% (51) .008 2.07 1.21-3.53
Mother worked abroad during childhood 13.7% (122) 10.3% (40) 16.4% (82) .010 1.70 1.14-2.55
Mother died before person reached16 years 3.6% (29) 4.5% (16) 2.9% (13) .217 0.63 0.30-1.32
Father died before person reached 16 years 12.5% (101) 12.1% (43) 12.8% (58) .789 1.06 0.70-1.62
  1. 1Gender is coded as 0 Male 1 Female.