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Table 2 Gender-specific odds ratios for suicide

From: Suicide risk in primary care patients diagnosed with a personality disorder: a nested case control study

Exposure categories Suicide cases Living controls   
  n % n % Odds ratioa (95 % CI)
Men:       
 No mental illness 731 40.5 26,160 74.0 1.00 (Ref.)
 Other mental illness (not PD) 998 55.3 9025 25.5 4.28 (3.87–4.74)
 Personality disorder (PD) 75 4.2 184 0.5 15.96 (12.02–21.19)
 Total 1804   35,369    
 PD vs. other mental illness - - - - 3.73 (2.82–4.93)
Women:       
 No mental illness 156 26.9 7476 64.8 1.00 (Ref.)
 Other mental illness (not PD) 389 67.1 4002 34.7 5.27 (4.32–6.42)
 Personality disorder (PD) 35 6.0 52 0.5 38.16 (23.85–61.06)
 Total 580 100 11,530    
 PD vs. other mental illness - - - - 7.24 (4.63–11.34)
  1. aOdds ratio estimated by conditional logistic regression, adjusted inherently for age and gender in the matched design