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Table 5 Bivariate and multivariate analyses for predictors of suicide attempts for ChildSOs and AdultSOs

From: Self-harm and suicidality among three subgroups of male sex offenders: results from an Australian prisoner cohort

  ChildSOs AdultSOs
Bivariate Multivariate Bivariate Multivariate
OR 95% CI p aOR 95% CI p OR 95% CI p aOR 95% CI p
Age at survey .970 [.92, 1.02] .224 .964 [.91, 1.02] .225 .971 [.93, 1.01] .147 .957 [.91, 1.01] .092
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 1.810 [.47, 6.97] .389     1.647 [.64, 4.22] .298    
Sent to care as child 1.803 [.48, 6.81] .384     1.925 [.70, 5.33] .207    
Less than high school education 2.889 [.65, 12.80] .163     1.400 [.54, 3.66] .492    
Employed before prison .260 [.06, 1.15] .076     2.400 [.93, 6.23] .072    
Unstable accommodation before prison 4.909 [.40, 59.85] .212     1.098 [.23, 5.29] .907    
Single 2.143 [.55, 8.39] .274     1.786 [.67, 4.74] .244    
Has Children 1.687 [.36, 7.88] .506     2.187 [.79, 6.03] .131    
First imprisonment 1.280 [.33, 4.94] .720     .500 [.17, 1.49] .212    
Four or more chronic health conditions 1.011 [.27, 3.78] .987     1.892 [.64, 5.62] .251    
Any intravenous drug use .333 [.02, 5.03] .427     .400 [.09, 1.80] .232    
Any mental health issue(s) 1.111 [.24, 5.23] .894     2.989 [1.15, 7.78] .025 .269 [.03, 2.13] .214
ADD/ADHD 1.091 [.17, 6.88] .926     1.098 [.23, 5.29] .907    
Anxiety .455 [.08, 2.53] .368     1.896 [.57, 6.31] .297    
Depression 5.667 [1.25, 25.61] .024 4.910 [.84, 28.79] .078 2.444 [.86, 6.96] .094    
Manic-depression 1.042 [.09, 12.66] .974     1.593 [.21, 11.98] .651    
Personality disorder 4.909 [.40, 59.85] .212     .552 [.10, 3.05] .495    
Schizophrenia 2.273 [.28, 18.27] .440     9.167 [1.01, 83.05] .049 .449 [.00, 791.47] .834
Previous admission to psychiatric facilitya 7.000 [.57, 86.32] .129     6.643 [1.56, 28.35] .011 6.818 [1.04, 44.82] .046
Psychiatric medication 5.143 [1.13, 23.51] .035 5.401 [.76, 38.61] .093 13.579 [2.77, 66.68] .001 25.732 [1.91, 347.19] .014
Psychological treatmenta .467 [.10, 2.16] .329     2.800 [.90, 8.72] .076    
Ever self-harmed 4.333 [.32, 30.25] .139     11.529 [2.94, 45.30] <.001 5.825 [1.31, 25.99] .021
  1. Adjusted odds ratios are presented with non-self-harming offenders of that group as the reference category The sample sizes ranged from ChildSOs: 31–77 (final model Cox & Snell R2 = .242, Nagelkerke R2 = .386) and AdultSOs: 69–160 (final model Cox & Snell R2 = .228, Nagelkerke R2 = .371)
  2. a Data from 1996 and 2001 surveys