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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