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Table 3

Adjusted Odds Ratios of Suicidal Behaviors, by Sexual Orientation

Sexual Orientation
Gay/LesbianBisexualHeterosexual
AOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)

Intentional Self Harm
Physical Assault2.15 (1.26–3.67)*2.01 (1.42–2.85)*1.51 (.90–2.51)
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)1.89 (1.28–2.80)*1.46 (1.12–1.90)*2.18 (1.49–3.18)*
Sexual Assault1.67 (1.07–2.60)*1.35 (1.02–1.79)*2.07 (1.37–3.12)*
Family Problems1.30 (.93–1.82)1.44 (1.15–1.81)*1.37 (.99–1.90)
Discrimination.98 (.70–1.38)1.37 (1.05–1.78)*1.67 (.91–3.07)
Suicide Ideation
Physical Assault1.92 (1.15–3.22)*1.79 (1.26–2.55)*1.28 (.78–2.10)
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)1.64 (1.13–2.38)*1.41 (1.08–1.84)*2.38 (1.65–3.42)*
Sexual Assault1.12 (.73–1.72)1.55 (1.18–2.04)*1.33 (.86–2.07)
Family Problems2.16 (1.60–2.92)*1.85 (1.47–2.31)*1.86 (1.36–2.53)*
Discrimination.93 (.68–1.26)1.36 (1.04–1.77)*1.29 (.70–2.38)
Suicide Attempt
Physical Assault1.50 (.59–3.79)2.24 (1.30–3.86)*2.07 (.84–5.12)
Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)1.94 (.95–3.93)1.74 (1.08–2.79)*3.86 (1.75–8.51)*
Sexual Assault.99 (.43–2.27)1.23 (.75–2.04)1.28 (.49–3.38)
Family Problems1.09 (.59–2.01)1.72 (1.09–2.69)*1.32 (.62–2.82)
Discrimination.64 (.34–1.22)1.22 (.75–1.97)1.56 (.46–5.27)

Note: AOR= adjusted odds ratio; CI=confidence interval

All models adjusted for age, sex, race, mental health diagnosis/treatment, and stress

*p<.05