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Table 4 Logistic regression analyses of differences in SDQ sub scores, total difficulties score and impact score in the suicide group compared with the accident group and the community sample

From: Differences between children and adolescents who commit suicide and their peers: A psychological autopsy of suicide victims compared to accident victims and a community sample

  Suicide group Accident group Unadjusted   Adjusted*   Community sample Unadjusted**
      OR 95% CI p OR 95% CI p Mean SD OR 95% CI p
  Mean SD Mean SD            
Emotional Sub-score 1.3 1.7 .62 .92 1.52 1.1-2.2 .03 1.50 .9-2.4 .09 1.0 1.4 1.1 .9-1.4 .29
Conduct Sub-score 1.1 1.6 .41 1.0 1.56 1.0-2.4 .04 1.73 .9-3.5 .12 1.3 1.2 1.1 .9-1.4 .42
Hyperactivity Sub-score 1.9 2.2 1.9 2.0 .99 .8-1.2 1.0 .70 .5-1.0 .06 2.3 1.9 .91 .8-1.1 .29
Peer problems Sub-score 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.8 1.20 .9-1.6 .15 1.03 .7-1.4 .84 2.5 2.0 1.1 .9-1.4 .06
Prosocial Sub-score 1.1 1.3 .36 1.3 .71 .5-.9 .04 .88 .6-1.3 .48 1.8 1.6 1.1 .9-1.5 .15
Total difficulties score 6.3 4.7 4.3 3.9 1.12 1.0-1.3 .05 1.11 .9-1.2 .14 5.7 4.8 1.0 .9-1.1 .41
Impact score*** Yes (28%) (9%) 3.8 1.1-13.3 .03 .09 .1-6.1 .91 (21%)   1.5 .7-3.2 .29
  1. *Adjusted for gender, age and the other sub scores.
  2. **The Community control group was not analyzed adjusted because there were no unadjusted significant differences between suicide and community control group which on selection was matched for gender and age.
  3. *** The impact score was answered yes (the behavior had impact on daily functioning) or no.