Table 3

Associations of sexual minority status with past-year suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among Chinese adolescents (n=150 822)

Model 1*Model 2†
OR95% CIP valuesAOR95% CIP values
Suicidal ideation
 Males
  Heterosexual1.01.0
  SSA1.621.30 to 2.03<0.0011.561.26 to 1.94<0.001
  BSA3.132.59 to 3.79<0.0012.422.03 to 2.88<0.001
  Unsure0.780.67 to 0.91<0.0010.780.69 to 0.87<0.001
 Females
  Heterosexual1.01.0
  SSA1.881.67 to 2.11<0.0011.421.30 to 1.56<0.001
  BSA3.152.93 to 3.39<0.0012.612.41 to 2.82<0.001
  Unsure0.750.60 to 0.94<0.0010.710.61 to 0.83<0.001
Suicide attempts
 Males
  Heterosexual1.01.0
  SSA3.292.43 to 4.47<0.0013.132.28 to 4.28<0.001
  BSA6.254.46 to 8.76<0.0013.832.85 to 5.14<0.001
  Unsure1.421.07 to 1.90<0.0011.551.24 to 1.94<0.001
 Females
  Heterosexual1.01.0
  SSA3.132.36 to 4.15<0.0011.971.43 to 2.70<0.001
  BSA3.893.13 to 4.83<0.0012.592.19 to 3.06<0.001
  Unsure1.040.75 to 1.440.8241.030.80 to 1.340.531
  • *Unadjusted.

  • †Adjusted for age, academic pressure, household socioeconomic status, current smoking, current drinking and bullying experience.

  • AOR, adjusted OR; BSA, both-sex romantic attraction; SSA, same-sex romantic attraction.