Table 2

Retrospective self-reports of lifetime suicidal ideation and attempts in the 2010 SPHC, by sex and sexual orientation: prevalence presented as per cent and absolute numbers, and partial results of logistic regression (OR) models shown

Lifetime prevalenceAdjusted ORs (95% CIs)
Respondent characteristicsPer centnModel A*Model B†
Lifetime suicidal ideation
Female
 Heterosexual13.25 0161 (REF)1 (REF)
 Lesbian/gay26.2932.1 (1.6 to 2.6)2.1 (1.6 to 2.7)
 Bisexual40.82263.5 (2.9 to 4.1)3.3 (2.8 to 3.9)
Male
 Heterosexual9.52 8651 (REF)1 (REF)
 Gay21.01132.4 (1.9 to 3.0)2.4 (1.9 to 2.9)
 Bisexual23.0662.6 (2.0 to 3.5)2.5 (1.9 to 3.3)
Lifetime suicide attempt
Female
 Heterosexual3.81 4391 (REF)1 (REF)
 Lesbian/gay5.6201.4 (0.9 to 2.2)1.4 (0.9 to 2.2)
 Bisexual19.21064.7 (3.8 to 5.9)4.7 (3.7 to 5.8)
Male
 Heterosexual2.26571 (REF)1 (REF)
 Gay10.0524.5 (3.4 to 6.1)4.6 (3.4 to 6.2)
 Bisexual6.3182.7 (1.7 to 4.5)2.5 (1.5–4.0)
  • For females, the cohort includes 37 977 heterosexuals, 355 lesbians and 554 bisexuals; for males, the cohort includes 30 003 heterosexuals, 519 gays and 287 bisexuals. Suicidal ideation measured by reports of ‘ever seriously considering committing suicide’.

  • *Model A: adjusted for age and country of birth.

  • †Model B: with additional adjustments for educational attainment 2010 and household per capita income 2010.

  • SPHC, Stockholm Public Health Cohort; n, number reporting ideation or attempt; REF, referent group.