Table 1

Age adjusted odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) of suicide by marital status and socioeconomic factors among 1.65 million 25–64 year olds

WomenMen
DeathsNumberOR (95% CI)DeathsNumberOR (95% CI)
Raw numbers are random rounded to the nearest multiple of three as per Statistics New Zealand protocol with a minimum released value of 6. However all regression analyses use exact counts. 100% of the cohort had a valid value for marital status, 98.0% for education, 100% for labour force status, 95.2% for car access, and 83.6% for equivalised household income.
25–44 years
Marital status
Married3333403211173038611
Not married361877461.95 (1.21, 3.16)1472031121.93 (1.49, 2.48)
Highest qualification
Tertiary211266511.08 (0.58, 1.99)361082550.52 (0.35, 0.77)
Trade9837330.78 (0.36, 1.71)811444170.86 (0.64, 1.17)
School211502550.93 (0.50 ,1.73)541068360.78 (0.56, 1.09)
Nil241532491901391581
Labour force status
Employed3331853711624157851
Unemployed9308012.42 (1.06, 5.49)36384902.35 (1.64, 3.38)
Non-active301724341.87 (1.13, 3.10)63526893.07 (2.30, 4.11)
Household car access
Two or more3325355111172518051
One242132940.98 (0.58, 1.65)1051985881.14 (0.88, 1.49)
Nil9356402.36 (1.15, 4.82)18269161.59 (0.99, 2.55)
Equivalised household income
⩾$50000151038420.70 (0.36, 1.39)451135740.48 (0.33, 0.70)
$30–$49999151240800.59 (0.30, 1.17)601299030.57 (0.40, 0.81)
$20–$299999863430.56 (0.26, 1.23)54878730.73 (0.51, 1.05)
<$2000021114741169853231
45–64 years
Marital status
Married4222330511022412481
Not Married21886381.35 (0.81, 2.24)57723751.88 (1.36, 2.60)
Highest qualification
Tertiary12593821.62 (0.80, 3.25)15506790.64 (0.37, 1.12)
Trade6324931.59 (0.67, 3.77)48859951.14 (0.78, 1.67)
School21641822.52 (1.38, 4.62)33469201.35 (0.88, 2.09)
Nil181467451601229641
Labour force status
Employed211564561842201341
Unemployed681930.90 (0.12, 6.67)12134912.28 (1.24, 4.17)
Non-active421472882.54 (1.45, 4.45)60799892.37 (1.63, 3.46)
Household car access
Two or more241550701661717681
One271229281.47 (0.85, 2.56)691097251.61 (1.15, 2.26)
Nil6204452.54 (1.13, 5.70)12146731.75 (0.90, 3.40)
Equivalised household income
⩾$5000012660420.55 (0.25, 1.20)30781650.47 (0.29, 0.75)
$30–$4999918787830.79 (0.40, 1.53)42834870.59 (0.38, 0.91)
$20–$2999912541290.75 (0.36, 1.58)33503130.77 (0.49, 1.22)
<$200002171157145558631