Table 3

 Suicide in relation to partner’s psychiatric admission, death by suicide, or other modes of death and marital status

Risk factor and categoryMenWomen
Number of cases/controlsAdjusted incidence* rate ratios (model 3)Number of cases/controlsAdjusted incidence* rate ratios (model 3)
*Adjusted for the age and the factors shown in table 2. Values are risk ratios (95% confidence intervals).
Psychiatric admission among spouses and cohabitees
Partner 1: admission after 31 Dec two years before48/2513.86 (2.65 to 5.63)25/886.87 (3.62 to 13.04)
Partner 1: admission before 31 Dec two years before204/27711.27 (1.07 to 1.51)105/10561.22 (0.91 to 1.62)
Partner never admitted2719/8496411375/430801
Partner’s suicide and death since 31 Dec two years earlier
Partner death by suicide16/946.20 (18.34 to 116.40)12/2515.75 (6.64 to 37.38)
Partner death by other cause37/8710.14 (6.51 to 15.80)17/793.33 (1.54 to 7.20)
Partner alive at the matching date2918/8789011476/441201
Death among children
Child death by suicide8/482.06 (0.84 to 5.07)9/422.30 (0.92 to 5.73)
Child death by other cause67/7791.85 (1.38 to 2.47)47/5212.07 (1.39 to 3.09)
Child alive3542/8474811761/427561
Number of children
One child1163/241910.99 (0.90 to 1.08)599/112410.75 (0.65 to 0.87)
Two children1593/406031.00 (0.91 to 1.10)825/211610.68 (0.59 to 0.79)
Three or more children861/207810.94 (0.84 to 1.05)393/109170.56 (0.47 to 0.67)
No children2527/3730511050/14021
Marital status on 31 Dec two years earlier
Widow/widower89/6812.98 (2.30 to 3.87)119/16861.56 (1.20 to 2.02)
Separated304/29231.93 (1.67 to 2.23)182/15141.97 (1.58 to 2.45)
Divorced775/67801.75 (1.58 to 1.95)540/44421.68 (1.46 to 1.95)
Never married2005/245101.48 (1.34 to 1.64)521/54741.36 (1.14 to 1.61)
Cohabitant and living with partner772/182751.16 (1.05 to 1.28)290/61771.02 (0.86 to 1.22)
Married and living with spouse2199/6971111215/380471