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Table 1 Study population (N = 100)

From: The contribution of the socio-demographic characteristics on suicidal ideation among Israeli soldiers

Variables SAa PDb ADc Cd χ2
Count % Count % Count % Count %
Demographic variables
 Gender
  Male 23 57.5 12 60.0 16 80.0 13 65.0 3.10 df = 1
  Female 17 42.5 8 40.0 4 20.0 7 35.0
 Country of birth
  Israel 32 80.0 17 85.0 10 90.9 13 68.4 5.63 df = 2
  Former soviet union 7 17.5 0 0 0 0 4 31.6
  Other 1 2.5 3 15.0 1 9.1 0 0
 Country of origin
  Israel 35 87.5 19 95.0 19 95.0 16 80.0 .74 df = 3
  Former soviet union 4 10.0 1 5.0 0 0 4  
  Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 1 5.0 0 0
  Other 1 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Socio demographic status
  High 13 33.4 5 25.0 2 10.5 8 40.0 .49 df = 2
  Average 11 28.2 12 60.0 9 47.4 7 35.0
  Low 15 38.5 3 15.0 8 42.1 5 25.0
 Soldier’s status
  Single 3 7.5 0 0 1 5.0 4 20.0 2.87 df = 4*
  Bereavement 0 0 4 20.0 2 10.0 0 0
  Severe AD2 1 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Special 5 12.5 0 0 1 5.0 0 0
  Normal 31 77.5 16 80.0 16 82.0 16 80.0
 Combat unit
  Yes 13 32.5 0 0 0 0 5 25.0 5.14 df = 1**
  No 27 67.5 20 100 20 100 15 75.0
Psychological variables
 Psychiatric diagnosis (enlistment day)
  Axis I 20 50.0 18 90.0 4 20.0 0 0 79.98 df = 1**
  Axis II 15 37.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
  No diagnosis 5 12.5 2 10 16 80.0 20 100
 Medication
  Yes 7 17.5 9 45.0 4 20.0 0 0 12.96 df = 1**
  No 33 82.5 11 55.0 16 80.0 20 100
 Previous psychological therapy
  Yes 13 32.5 10 50.0 7 36.8 8 40.0 1.76
  No 27 67.5 10 50.0 12 63.2 12 60.0
 Previous suicide attempt
  Yes 14 35.0 2 10.0 2 10.0 0 0 13.62 df = 3**
  No 26 65.0 18 90.0 18 90.0 19 100
 ADHD
  Yes 8 20.0 3 15.0 11 55.0 9 49.4 12.35 df = 3**
  No 32 80.0 17 85.0 9 45.0 10 52.6
 Drug use
  Yes 2 5.0 1 5.0 1 5.0 2 10.0 .70 ns
  No 38 95.0 19 95.0 19 95.0 18 90.0
 Alcohol use
  Yes 9 22.5 0 0 1 5.0 0 0 11.94 df = 3**
  No 31 77.5 20 100 19 95.0 20 10
 Criminal record
  Yes 3 7.5 0 0 1 5.0 0 0 2.99 ns
  No 37 92.5 20 100 19 95.0 20 100
Social support Variable
 Romantic relationship
  Yes 5 12.8 6 30.0 6 30.0 6 30.0 3.91 df = 3 ns
  No 34 87.2 14 70.0 14 70.0 14 70.0
  1. Fisher’s exact test p < .001***
  2. a Attempted suicide
  3. b Psychiatric diagnosis
  4. c Adjustment difficulties
  5. d Control