Table 4

General health and well-being among suicide-bereaved and non-bereaved parents

Suicide-bereavedNon-bereavedRelative
Number/total number (%)Number/total number (%)risk (95% CI)
Quality of life during the last month*
 None to low126/662 (19)31/376 (8)2.3 (1.6 to 3.3)
Well-being during the last month†
 No to yes, a little228/660 (35)53/377 (14)2.5 (1.9 to 3.2)
Meaningful life during the last month‡
 No to yes, a little190/658 (29)37/377 (10)2.9 (2.1 to 4.0)
Psychological health during the last month*
 None to low136/662 (21)29/377 (8)2.7 (1.8 to 3.9)
Physical health during the last month*
 None to low148/661 (22)61/376 (16)1.4 (1.0 to 1.8)
Feelings of guilt*
 Yes, 1–3 days a week or more110/666 (17)10/374 (3)6.2 (3.3 to 11.7)
Fear of next-of-kin's death†
 Yes, 1–3 days a week or more96/666 (14)14/373 (4)3.8 (2.2 to 6.6)
  • *Self-rated experiences during the preceding month with answering alternatives ranging from ‘none’, ‘low’, ‘moderate’ and ‘high’.

  • †Self-reported prevalence of symptoms during the preceding month with answering alternatives ranging from ‘no’, ‘yes occasionally’, ‘yes 13 days a week’, ‘yes 45 days a week’, and ‘yes 67 days a week’.

  • ‡Self-rated experiences during the preceding month with answering alternatives ranging from ‘no’, ‘yes a little’, ‘yes moderate’, and ‘yes much’.