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Table 3 A crude and adjusted multivariate logistic regressions of the factors associated with suicidal behaviors among in-school adolescents (N = 3,793)

From: Does food insecurity link to suicidal behaviors among in-school adolescents? Findings from the low-income country of sub-Saharan Africa

Variables Suicide ideationSuicide attempt
OR [95% C.I]AOR [95% C.I]OR [95% C.I]AOR (95% C.I)
Food Insecurity (Ref. No)Yes2·1 [1·5–2·9]
P < 0.001
1·8 [1·3–2·5]
P < 0.001
3·2 [2·3–4·3]
P < 0.001
2·4 [1·7–3·3]
P < 0.001
Loneliness (Ref. No)Yes1·9 [1·4–2·5]
P < 0.001
1·5 [1·1–2·1]
P = 0.02
3·2 [2·4–4·3]
P < 0.001
2·2 [1·6–3·0]
P < 0.001
Anxiety (Ref. No)Yes2·5 [1·8–3·4]
P < 0.001
2·1 [1·5–2·9]
P < 0.001
4·5 [3·4–6·1]
P < 0.001
3·4 [2·4–4·7]
P < 0.001
Parental care (Ref. No)Yes0·7 [0·6–0·9]
P = 0.004
0·8 [0·6–0·9]
P = 0.02
0·7 [0·5–0·9]
P < 0.001
0·7 [0·6–0·9]
P = 0.002
aAGE 0·5 [0·4–0·7]
P < 0.001
0·5 [0·4–0·6]
P < 0.001
0·7 [0·5–0·8]
P < 0.001
0·7 [0·5–0·9]
P = 0.002
Gender (Ref. Female)Male1·1 [0·9–1·4]
P = 0.15
1·2 [1·0–1·5]
P = 0.027
0·9 [0·7–1·1]
P = 0·31
0.9 [0·8–1·2]
P = 0·48
School level (Ref. Secondary)Primary1·2 [1·0–1·5]
P = 0.02
0·9 [0·7–1·1]
P = 0·3
1·4 [1·2–1·8]
P = 0.001
1·1 [0·9–1·4]
P = 0·32
  1. Note: Food insecurity is adjusted for all independent variables in the model, aAge is included as a continuous variable