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Table 5 Multivariate binomial logistic regression predicting suicidal history among older and younger prisoners separately

From: The relationship between age and suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide among prisoners

 Older PrisonersaYounger Prisonersb
aOR (SE)95% CIaOR (SE)95% CI
Female = 11.20 (0.206)0.80–1.80.951 (0.064)0.84–1.08
Age1.01 (0.014)0.98–1.04.998 (0.003)0.99–1.00
Race/Ethnicity
 Hispanic.407 (0.263)0.24–0.68**.856 (0.067)0.75–0.98*
 Whitec    
 Black.650 (0.180)0.45–0.92*.785 (0.055)0.70–0.87***
 Other.735 (0.273)0.43–1.25.874 (0.078)0.75–1.02
Education1.01 (0.024)0.96–1.051.01 (0.010)0.99–1.03
Depressive Disorder4.19 (0.205)2.81–6.27***2.72 (0.063)2.40–3.08***
Bipolar/Related Disorder.695 (0.303)0.38–1.261.95 (0.078)1.67–2.27***
Schizophrenia/Psychotic Disorder1.70 (0.392)0.79–3.671.72 (0.123)1.35–2.18***
PTSD2.32 (0.276)1.35–3.98**1.19 (0.101)0.98–1.45
Anxiety Disorder.987 (0.308)0.54–1.801.20 (0.088)1.01–1.42*
Personality Disorder1.43 (0.362)0.70–2.911.40 (0.101)1.15–1.71**
Hopelessness3.30 (0.236)2.08–5.23***2.72 (0.088)2.29–3.23***
Sleep Disturbance1.55 (0.166)1.12–2.14**1.38 (0.052)1.24–1.53***
Schizophrenic/Psychotic Symptoms2.06 (0.242)1.29–3.32**1.66 (0.071)1.45–1.91***
Emotional Dysregulation.962 (0.181)0.67–1.371.16 (0.052)1.05–1.29**
Not Feeling Close1.33 (0.189)0.92–1.931.35 (0.052)1.22–1.50***
Alcohol Dependence1.54 (0.160)1.12–2.11**1.26 (0.051)1.14–1.39***
Number of Drugs Used1.05 (0.022)1.01–1.10*1.06 (0.007)1.05–1.08***
Sexual Victimization
 Neverc    
 Once2.79 (0.365)1.36–5.71**1.81 (0.109)1.47–2.25***
 More than Once3.62 (0.284)2.07–6.32***2.29 (0.083)1.94–2.69***
Physical Victimization
 Neverc    
 Once1.58 (0.396)0.72–3.431.76 (0.122)1.39–2.23***
 More than Once1.54 (0.212)1.02–2.34*2.05 (0.063)1.81–2.32***
Physical Illness = 11.23 (0.217)0.80–1.881.44 (0.050)1.31–1.59***
BADL Disability = 11.27 (0.156)0.93–1.731.13 (0.064)1.00–1.29
Constant.031 (0.895)0.01–0.18***.058 (0.159)0.04–0.08***
 n = 1779n = 15,451
Likelihood-ratio χ2(25)455.81***4592.91***
  1. Note. BADL Basic activities of daily living; models report adjusted odds ratios, Huber-White (robust) standard errors, and 95% confidence intervals
  2. aAged 50 years and older
  3. bAged 49 years and younger
  4. cReference category
  5. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001