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Table 9 Final stepwise multiple regression model results, examining predictors of suicidal intent associated with non-fatal self-poisoning: females

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

Sets Predictor variables Unstandardized co-efficient Standardized co- efficient t Sig Correlations
B St error Beta Zero order Partial Part
Socio demographic variables Age .105 .028 .215 3.747 .000 .202 .187 .186
Marital status -.191 .445 -.025 -.430 .668 .081 -.023 -.021
Childhood adversity Parental conflict 1.381 .455 .153 3.037 .003 .154 .153 .149
Mother worked overseas .159 .528 .015 .301 .763 .027 .015 .015
Stressors during the prior six months Financial problems .831 .511 .084 1.624 .105 .140 .083 .079
Legal problems -.653 3.720 -.009 -.176 .861 .021 -.009 -.009
Physical/sexual abuse 1.821 .671 .136 2.712 .007 .078 .042 .040
Bad dreams .443 .538 .041 .823 ..411 .153 .137 .132
Prior help seeking/prior suicidal behaviour Expressed suicidal ideas .776 .594 .064 1.307 .192 .110 .067 .063
Saw a doctor in prior month .500 .394 .062 1.270 .205 .108 .065 .061
Has a past history of suicide attempts 1.494 .525 .142 2.846 .005 .173 .144 .137
Acute triggers Breakup of romantic relationship 1.434 .572 .126 2.506 .013 .120 .128 .120
Psychiatric morbidity GAD-7 .083 .045 .132 1.856 .064 .456 .095 .080
PDS .192 .044 .309 4.416 .000 .510 .222 .189
BHS .092 .038 .129 2.439 .015 .386 .125 .104
  1. PDS: Peradeniya Depression Scale, GAD-7: 7 item Anxiety Scale, BHS: Beck Hopelessness Scale.