Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Pesticide exposure and suicidal ideation in rural communities in Zhejiang province, China

Jianmin Zhang, Robert Stewart, Michael Phillips, Qichang Shi & Martin Prince

Volume 87, Number 10, October 2009, 745-753

Table 3. Logistic regression analysis of the association between pesticide storage at home and suicidal ideation in the 2 years prior to the study showing adjustments for potential confounding factors, Zhejiang province, China, 2001

Model Covariates included in adjustment Association between pesticide storage at home and suicidal ideation in the prior 2 years
OR 95% CI P-value (Wald χ²)
1 unadjusted 2.12 1.54–2.93 < 0.001
2 model 1 adjusted for design effects and clustering 2.40 1.68–3.43 < 0.001
3 model 2 + gender 2.51 1.75–3.62 < 0.001
4 model 3 + age 2.49 1.73–3.60 < 0.001
5 model 4 + education duration 2.45 1.70–3.54 < 0.001
6 model 5 + annual income 2.35 1.62–3.40 < 0.001
7 model 6 + rural stratum 1.88 1.31–2.68 0.001
8 model 7 + marital status 1.88 1.32–2.69 < 0.001
9 model 8 + physical health 1.83 1.28–2.63 0.001
10 model 9 + family history of suicidal behaviour 1.74 1.21–2.50 0.003
11 model 10 + GHQ caseness 1.63 1.13–2.35 0.009
12 model 10 + GHQ total score 1.65 1.13–2.41 0.010

CI, confidence interval; GHQ, General Health Questionnaire; OR, odds ratio.

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