Table 7

Lifetime Suicide Ideation among Black Women by, 2001–2003 NSAL

CharacteristicsBlock 1Block 2Block 3
Age
 18–24RefRefRef
 25–340.873 (0.591 to 1.29)0.897 (0.607 to 1.32)0.789 (0.520 to 1.20)
 35–490.895 (0.560 to 1.43)0.945 (0.597 to 1.50)0.830 (0.509 to 1.36)
 50–640.503 (0.282 to 898)*0.558 (0.310 to 1.00)*0.483 (0.257 to 0.909)*
 >650.120 (0.049 to 0.295)***0.153 (0.062 to 0.381)***0.163 (0.065 to 409)***
Marital status
 MarriedRefRefRef
 Partnered1.34 (0.762 to 2.37)1.17 (0.644 to 2.13)1.12 (0.593 to 2.13)
 Separated-divorced1.19 (0.723 to 1.95)1.10 (0.657 to 1.83)0.925 (0.542 to 1.58)
 Widowed1.19 (0.664 to 2.13)1.22 (0.653 to 2.29)1.15 (0.621 to 2.12)
 Never married1.12 (0.719 to 1.76)1.09 (0.680 to 1.74)1.09 (0.688 to 1.72)
Education
 Less than high schoolRefRefRef
 High school graduate0.654 (0.452 to 0.946)*0.641 (0.452 to 0.909)**0.707 (0.498 to 1.00)*
 Some college0.644 (0.421 to 0.986)*0.624 (0.414 to 0.941)*0.665 (0.431 to 1.03)
 College0.426 (0.235 to 0.773)**0.428 (0.242 to 0.757)**0.470 (0.263 to 0.841)**
Income
 <$25 000RefRefRef
 $25 000–$34 9991.21 (0.813 to 1.81)1.31 (8.55 to 2.01)1.44 (0.922 to 2.25)
 $35 000–$49 9991.00 (0.686 to 1.47)1.09 (0.741 to 1.60)1.20 (0.815 to 1.75)
 $50 000–$74 9990.718 (0.363 to 1.42)0.819 (0.388 to 1.73)0.871 (0.425 to 1.78)
 >$75 0001.03 (0.511 to 2.09)1.14 (0.546 to 2.39)1.27 (0.596 to 2.70)
Occupational status
 EmployedRefRefRef
 Not employed1.44 (0.988 to 2.11)1.48 (0.988 to 2.21)1.43 (0.958 to 2.15)
 Not in the labour force1.18 (0.854 to 1.63)1.17 (0.837 to 1.63)1.15 (0.811 to 1.63)
Ethnicity
 African-AmericanRefRefRef
 Caribbean Black0.861 (0.555 to 1.34)0.909 (0.581 to 1.42)0.933 (0.592 to 1.47)
Discrimination
 NoRefRef
 Yes1.73 (1.01 to 2.96)*1.54 (0.887 to 2.67)
Neighbourhood crime problem1.02 (0.866 to 1.190.996 (0.851 to 1.17)
Neighbourhood drug problem1.19 (0.968 to 1.47)1.19 (0.969 to 1.45)
Severe IPV
 NoRef
 Yes2.65 (1.86 to 3.75)***
Model F statistic, p valueF=3.31, p<=0.00F=7.78, p<=0.00F=14.74, p<=0.00
  • *p<0.05; ** p<0.01; ***p<0.001.

  • IPV, intimate partner violence; NSAL, National Survey of American Life.