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Table 3 Factors associated with the suicidal ideation among rural females

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)
Variables2853 (90.6)295 (9.4)  
Age (reference: 60~)   
 70~1001 (91.4)94 (8.6)0.85 (0.65–1.10) 
 80~260 (91.5)24 (8.5)0.83 (0.53–1.30) 
Marital status (reference: married)   
 Others655 (88.9)82 (11.1)1.29 (0.99–1.69) 
Education level (reference: junior school or above)
 Illiterate1499 (88.9)188 (11.1)2.01 (1.24–3.28)**2.58 (1.47–4.52)**
 Primary school1049 (92.3)88 (7.7)1.35 (0.81–2.25)1.70 (0.95–3.05)
Self-rated economic (reference: good)    
 Moderate or poor2437 (89.8)276 (10.2)2.48 (1.54–3.99)***0.99 (0.57–1.71)
Debts (reference: no)
 Yes107 (66.5)54 (33.5)5.75 (4.04–8.18)***1.96 (1.25–3.07)**
Self-rated health (reference: good)
 Bad1381 (87.0)206 (13.0)2.47 (1.90–3.20)***0.97 (0.70–1.35)
NCDs (reference: no)
 Yes2043 (89.2)248 (10.8)2.09 (1.52–2.89)***1.13 (0.77–1.66)
ADL (reference: normal)
 Disabled766 (85.5)130 (14.5)2.15 (1.68–2.74)***1.18 (0.87–1.60)
Living arrangement (reference: others)   
 Alone467 (88.6)60 (11.4)1.30 (0.97–1.76) 
Relationship with family (reference: good)    
 Bad116 (71.6)46 (28.4)4.36 (3.03–6.28)***0.78 (0.48–1.26)
Stress of daily life (reference: no)    
 Yes1284 (83.6)252 (16.4)7.16 (5.14–9.98)***2.92 (2.02–4.22)***
Negative life events (reference: no)    
 Yes229 (67.8)109 (32.2)6.72 (5.11–8.82)***2.42 (1.75–3.37)***
ULS-810.51 ± 3.9316.32 ± 6.681.21 (1.19–1.24)***1.09 (1.06–1.12)***
Psychological distress15.24 ± 6.1324.93 ± 8.761.17 (1.15–1.18)***1.09 (1.07–1.12)***
Life satisfaction30.94 ± 4.5326.43 ± 7.780.88 (0.86–0.90)***0.97 (0.95–1.00)*
  1. P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001