Journal article

Exposure to suicide in Australia: A representative random digit dial study (vol 259, pg 221, 2019)

Myfanwy Maple, Rebecca Sanford, Jane Pirkis, Nicola Reavley, Angela Nicholas

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

The authors regret that the use of SPSS 24 for the analysis undertaken in this manuscript did not correctly calculate odds ratios. Due to the weighting of the data, STATA v15 should have been used to perform these analyses. When STATA is used, several of the marginally significant findings become non-significant. In summary, the following variables of interest related to exposure are no longer significant in the final binary logistic regression model: reported closeness, time since death, and number of suicide exposures. Similarly, the following control variables are no longer significant in the final model: gender, education level, and geographic region. However, knowing a friend or family ..

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