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Table. 1 Number/percentage of stressful life events endorsed in the past 6 months at study baseline by gender

From: Stressful life events among incarcerated women and men: Association with depression, loneliness, hopelessness, and suicidality

  Women Men χ 2 or t
Stressful Life Events
 Number of stressful life events (mean) 3.5 4.0 −1.0
 Any stressful life event 87.5% 91.8% 0.7
 Serious illness or injury 2.1% 6.4% 1.3
 Serious illness or injury of a close relative 22.9% 23.6% 0.0
 Death of an immediate family member 8.5% 10.9% 0.2
 Death of a friend/extended family member 19.1% 16.4% 0.2
 Divorced/legally separated from spouse/partner 4.2% 0.9% 1.9
 Had a romantic relationship end 14.6% 12.7% 0.1
 Had a serious problem with a spouse/partner 18.8% 19.1% 0.0
 Had a serious problem with a close friend/other relative 18.8% 20.0% 0.3
 Had major financial difficulties 27.1% 33.6% 0.7
 Had something valuable lost or stolen 4.2% 6.4% 0.3
 Learned you may lose custody of a child permanently 2.1% 1.8% 0.0
 Lost custody of a child permanently/parental rights terminated 4.2% 1.8% 0.7
 Been assaulted 2.1% 1.8% 0.0
Got into a fight 0.0% 9.1% 4.7*
Had a child in trouble 16.7% 5.5% 5.2*
 Anniversary of a sad or traumatic event 22.9% 36.4% 2.8
 Had a serious problem with another inmate 8.3% 19.1% 2.9
 Denied parole 4.2% 12.7% 2.7
 Had an argument with prison staff 16.7% 28.2% 2.4
 Had disciplinary action by the prison taken against you 31.3% 32.7% 0.0
 Put in isolation 12.5% 22.7% 2.2
 Made fun of/insulted by someone w/in the prison 35.4% 34.5% 0.0
 Been moved (i.e., to a different cell) 45.8% 35.5% 1.5
 Had problems with prison discharge plans 0.0% 5.5% 2.7
 New charges or convictions 0.0% 0.9% 0.4
 Loss of good time 16.7% 15.5% 0.0
  1. *p < .05