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Table 2 General Characteristics of commensality and suicidal ideation

From: Association between commensality with depression and suicidal ideation of Korean adults: the sixth and seventh Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2013, 2015, 2017

  N (%)
  Suicidal ideation
Men p-value Women p-value
Total Yes No Total Yes No
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Commensality
 Eating 3 meals together 2283 39.0 73 26.9 2210 39.6 <.0001 2437 29.5 108 22.5 2329 29.9 <.0001
 Eating 2 meals together 2062 35.2 66 24.4 1996 35.8   2724 32.9 117 24.4 2607 33.5  
 Eating 1 meals together 904 15.4 53 19.6 851 15.2   1863 22.5 128 26.7 1735 22.3  
 Eating no meals together 605 10.3 79 29.2 526 9.4   1247 15.1 126 26.3 1121 14.4  
Household member
 Alone 584 10.0 75 27.7 509 9.1 <.0001 1036 12.5 101 21.1 935 12.0 <.0001
 > 1 5270 90.0 196 72.3 5074 90.9   7235 87.5 378 78.9 6857 88.0  
Generation
 20–29 years old 705 12.2 26 9.6 679 12.2 <.0001 828 10.0 46 9.6 782 10.0 <.0001
 30–49 years old 1843 31.9 49 18.1 1794 32.1   2922 35.3 118 24.6 2804 36.0  
 50–64 years old 1695 29.3 87 32.1 1608 28.8   2401 29.0 145 30.3 2257 29.0  
 ≥ 65 years old 1610 27.8 109 40.2 1502 26.9   2119 25.6 170 35.5 1949 25.0  
Residential area
 Metropolis 2498 42.7 114 42.1 2384 42.7 0.7140 3648 44.1 197 41.1 3451 44.3 0.0269
 City 2256 38.5 101 37.3 2155 38.6   3213 38.8 179 37.4 3034 38.9  
 Rural area 1100 18.8 56 20.7 1044 18.7   1410 17.0 103 21.5 1307 16.8  
Household Income
 Low 1105 19.1 125 46.1 980 17.6 <.0001 1737 21.0 185 38.6 1552 19.9 <.0001
 Medium-low 1458 25.2 67 24.7 1391 24.9   2103 25.4 133 27.8 1970 25.3  
 Medium-high 1577 27.3 34 12.5 1543 27.6   2177 26.3 90 18.8 2087 26.8  
 High 1714 29.6 45 16.6 1669 29.9   2254 27.3 71 14.8 2183 28.0  
Educational Attainment
 Elementary School 1009 17.2 86 31.7 923 16.5 <.0001 2321 28.4 215 44.9 2106 27.0 <.0001
 Middle School 648 11.1 49 18.1 599 10.7   843 10.3 46 9.6 797 10.2  
 High School Diploma 2020 34.5 86 31.7 1934 34.6   2483 30.4 144 30.1 2339 30.0  
 Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 2177 37.2 50 18.5 2127 38.1   2624 32.1 74 15.4 2550 32.7  
Occupation
 White Collar 1523 26.0 30 11.1 1493 26.7 <.0001 1660 20.1 51 10.6 1609 20.6 <.0001
 Sales and Services 1015 17.3 32 11.8 983 17.6   1427 17.3 84 17.5 1343 17.2  
 Blue Collar 1590 27.2 65 24.0 1525 27.3   1016 12.3 58 12.1 958 12.3  
 Unemployed 1726 29.5 144 53.1 1582 28.3   4168 50.4 286 59.7 3882 49.8  
Chronic Illnesses
 None 3767 64.3 128 47.2 3639 65.2 <.0001 5171 62.5 237 49.5 4934 63.3 <.0001
 1 1180 20.2 78 28.8 1102 19.7   1519 18.4 112 23.4 1407 18.1  
 2 or more 907 15.5 65 24.0 842 15.1   1581 19.1 130 27.1 1451 18.6  
Smoking
 Current Smoker 2013 34.4 114 42.1 1899 34.0 0.0049 384 4.6 60 12.5 324 4.2 <.0001
 Past Smoker 2518 43.0 114 42.1 2404 43.1   443 5.4 41 8.6 402 5.2  
 Non-Smoker 1323 22.6 43 15.9 1280 22.9   7444 91.1 378 78.9 7066 90.7  
Drinking
 Non-drinker 290 5.0 20 7.4 270 4.8 <.0001 1518 18.6 101 21.1 1417 18.2 <.0001
 < 1 time per/month 1440 24.6 91 33.6 1349 24.2   3493 42.8 199 41.5 3294 42.3  
 < 4 times per/month 2045 34.9 68 25.1 1977 35.4   2439 29.9 115 24.0 2324 29.8  
 2–3 times per week 1373 23.5 39 14.4 1334 23.9   629 7.7 37 7.7 592 7.6  
 ≥ 4 per week 706 12.1 53 19.6 653 11.7   192 2.4 27 5.6 165 2.1  
Total 5854   271 4.6 5583 95.4   8271   479 5.8 7792 94.2