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Table 7 Relative risk of suicidal ideation in boys and girls by experiences of being a bully/victim (adolescents)

From: Relationship between the experience of being a bully/victim and mental health in preadolescence and adolescence: a cross-sectional study

Suicidal ideation Boys, n = 235 Girls, n = 242
Neither, n = 146 Victim, n = 30 Bully, n = 23 Bully + Victim, n = 35 Neither, n = 154 Victim, n = 38 Bully, n = 9 Bully + Victim, n = 41
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
No 130 (89.0) 19 (65.5) 18 (81.8) 28 (80.0) 126 (82.9) 21 (55.3) 6 (66.7) 27 (65.9)
Yes 16 (11.0) 10 (34.5) 4 (18.2) 7 (20.0) 26 (17.1) 17 (44.7) 3 (33.3) 14 (43.1)
OR 1.00 4.28* 1.81 2.03 1.00 3.92* 2.42 2.51*
95% CI   1.70–10.77 .54–6.00 .76–5.40   1.82–8.44 .56–1.28 1.16–5.43
  1. The figures do not include one boy who did not respond to either of the Youth Self Report question items: “I deliberately try to hurt or kill myself” or “I think about killing myself.”
  2. * Indicates a significant difference in the relative risk of suicidal ideation