Table 6:

Interaction terms between sex and type of abuse for associations with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts

Type of abuseAdjusted OR (95% CI), interaction terms*
Suicidal ideationSuicide attempts
Physical abuse
 Slapped on face, head or ears, hit or spanked1.5 (1.1–1.9)1.7 (1.0–2.7)
 Pushed, grabbed, shoved or something thrown at1.3 (0.98–1.8)2.0 (1.3–4.0)
 Kicked, bit, punched, choked, burned or attacked1.7 (1.2–3.3)2.0 (1.2–3.2)
 Any physical abuse1.5 (1.1–1.9)1.7 (1.0–2.9)
Sexual abuse1.3 (0.9–1.8)1.5 (0.9–2.6)
Exposure to intimate partner violence1.0 (0.7–1.5)1.2 (0.6–2.1)
Any child abuse1.6 (1.2–2.0)1.8 (1.0–3.1)
  • Note: adjusted OR = odds ratios adjusted for age, visible minority status, Canadian-born status, education, income, marital status and province; CI = confidence interval.

  • * For significant interaction terms, effects were stronger for women than men.