Table 1: Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the sample.

CharacteristicsSuicide attemptPsychological distress
NoYesBivariate analysesNoYesBivariate analyses
(%) (%)OR (95% CI) (%) (%)OR (95% CI)

Women’s age (groups)
 15–19185 (8)12 (6)0.52 (0.26–1.05)103 (8)94 (8)0.88 (0.61–1.28)
 20–24333 (15)24 (12)0.58 (0.33–1.02)186 (15)171 (15)0.89 (0.65–1.23)
 25–29413 (18)36 (18)0.70 (0.42–1.17)252 (20)196 (17)0.75 (0.56–1.02)
 30–34421 (19)37 (19)0.71 (0.42–1.18)244 (19)214 (19)0.85 (0.63–1.15)
 35–39371 (17)31 (15)0.67 (0.39–1.14)209 (16)193 (17)0.90 (0.66–1.22)
 40–44279 (13)29 (15)0.83 (0.48–1.44)156 (12) 152 (13)0.94 (0.68–1.31)
 45–49233 (10)29 (15)1129 (10)133 (11)1
Educational level
 No education38 (2)3 (1)1.05 (0.32–3.46)22 (2)19 (2)0.99 (0.54–1.86)
 Primary 568 (25)73 (37)1.72 (1.26–2.33)319 (25)322 (28)1.17 (0.97–1.40)
 Secondary or higher1629 (73)122 (62)1938 (73)812 (70)1
Current working status
 Unemployed1097 (49)73 (37)0.60 (0.45–0.82)652 (51)518 (45)0.78 (0.67–0.92)
 Employed1138 (51)125 (63)1627 (49)635 (55)1
Wealth index
 Poorest quintile594 (27)64 (32)2.84 (1.44–5.63)314 (24)343 (30)1.42 (1.07–1.89)
 2nd poorest quintile536 (24)53 (27)2.61 (1.31–5.21)307 (24)282 (24)1.20 (0.90–1.60)
 Middle quintile476 (21)44 (22)2.44 (1.21–4.93)302 (24)218 (19)0.94 (0.70–1.26)
 2nd richer quintile365 (16)27 (14)1.95 (0.93–4.10)201 (16)191 (17)1.24 (0.91–1.69)
 Richest quintile264 (12)10 (5)1155 (12)119 (10)1
Marital status
 Never/formerly married282 (13)12 (6)1151 (12)143 (12)1
 Currently married1953 (87)186 (94)2.24 (1.23–4.07)1128 (88)1010 (88)0.94 (0.74–1.21)
Place of residence
 Urban 985 (44)73 (37)1596 (47)462 (40)1
 Rural1250 (56)125 (63)1.35 (1.19–1.82)683 (53)691 (60)1.30 (1.11–1.53)
Controlling behaviour
 No714 (32)33 (17)1460 (36)286 (25)1
 Yes1521 (68)165 (83)2.34 (1.59–3.44)819 (64)867 (75)1.71 (1.43–2.04)
Justify wife beating
 No1730 (77)154 (78)1993 (78)890 (77)1
 Yes505 (23)44 (22)0.98 (0.69–1.39)286 (22)263 (23)1.03 (0.85–1.24)

Note: OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; % = percentage.
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= 2235; = 198; = 1279; = 1153.