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Table 2 Factors associated with the suicidal ideation among rural males

From: Gender difference in suicidal ideation and related factors among rural elderly: a cross-sectional study in Shandong, China

CharacteristicsSuicidal ideation (N/%)Unadjusted modelAdjusted model
NoYesOR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Variables2236 (94.5)130 (5.5)  
Age (reference: 60~)   
 70~918 (94.8)50 (5.2)0.86 (0.59–1.25) 
 80~194 (95.6)9 (4.4)0.73 (0.36–1.49) 
Marital status (reference: married)
 Others296 (91.6)27 (8.4)1.72 (1.11–2.67)*1.18 (0.69–2.02)
Education level (reference: junior school or above)
 Illiterate444 (93.1)33 (6.9)2.07 (1.22–3.50)**1.98 (1.08–3.65)*
 Primary school1069 (93.8)71 (6.2)1.85 (1.17–2.92)**1.89 (1.11–3.20)*
Self–rated economic (reference: good)
 Moderate or poor1822 (93.7)123 (6.3)3.99 (1.85–8.62)***1.35 (0.59–3.06)
Debts (reference: no)
 Yes115 (77.2)34 (22.8)6.53 (4.23–10.08)***1.98 (1.14–3.42)*
Self–rated health (reference: good)    
 Bad956 (91.1)93 (8.9)3.37 (2.28–4.97)***1.29 (0.80–2.10)
NCDs (reference: no)
 Yes1400 (93.0)105 (7.0)2.51 (1.61–3.91)***1.63 (0.97–2.73)
ADL (reference: normal)
 Disabled478 (91.6)44 (8.4)1.88 (1.29–2.74)**0.64 (0.39–1.03)
Living arrangement (reference: others)   
 Alone230 (92.7)18 (7.3)1.40 (0.84–2.35) 
Relationship with family (reference: good)    
 Bad106 (79.1)28 (20.9)5.52 (3.48–8.75)***1.02 (0.55–1.88)
Stress of daily life (reference: no)
 Yes1039 (90.7)106 (9.3)5.09 (3.24–7.99)***1.70 (1.01–2.87)*
Negative life events (reference: no)
 Yes216 (84.0)41 (16.0)4.31 (2.90–6.40)***1.42 (0.88–2.31)
ULS-810.78 ± 4.1117.52 ± 7.091.22 (1.19–1.26)***1.09 (1.05–1.14)***
Psychological distress14.12 ± 5.8725.04 ± 9.151.17 (1.14–1.19)***1.09 (1.06–1.13)***
Life satisfaction30.88 ± 4.7925.51 ± 8.190.88 (0.86–0.90)***0.98 (0.95–1.01)
  1. P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001