Table 2.

SLEs and study discontinuation rates; age adjusted relative risk estimates and 95% CI

EventNo. (%) reporting SLE at baselinePercentage discontinued follow-up within SLE strataRelative risk estimate for study discontinuation and
SLEHigh-effect SLE
Any SLE reported354 (75.3%)41.8%1.5 (1.1-2.2)1.4 (1.1-1.7)
No SLE reported116 (24.7%)23.3%1.0 (Reference)1.0 (Reference)
Specific events within domains
Job stressors
    Any job stressors event121 (25.7%)45.5%1.4 (1.1-1.8)1.6 (1.1-2.1)
        Problem with boss69 (14.7%)50.7%1.9 (1.5-2.4)2.0 (1.6-2.5)
        Woman fired from job38 (8.1%)39.5%1.1 (0.7-1.6)0.9 (0.4-2.4)
        Partner fired from job33 (7.0%)39.4%1.1 (0.7-1.7)1.0 (0.5-2.1)
Partner violence
    Any partner violence event103 (21.9%)46.6%1.5 (1.2-1.9)1.4 (1.1-1.9)
        Verbal abuse by partner77 (16.4%)40.3%1.4 (1.0-1.8)1.3 (0.9-1.8)
        Severe physical partner violence*52 (11.1%)55.6%1.7 (1.3-2.2)1.7 (1.3-2.2)
        Forced sexual intercourse9 (1.9%)66.7%1.8 (1.2-2.7)NE
Relationship stressors
    Any relationship event200 (42.6%)42.5%1.2 (0.9-1.5)1.2 (0.9-1.5)
        Increasing number of arguments125 (26.6%)40.0%1.1 (0.8-1.5)1.2 (0.9-1.6)
        Divorce24 (5.1%)29.2%1.1 (0.7-1.9)0.6 (0.1-3.0)
        Infidelity109 (23.2%)44.0%1.3 (1.0-1.7)1.4 (1.0-1.8)
Housing instability
    Any housing instability204 (43.4%)46.6%1.3 (1.0-1.7)1.6 (1.2-2.0)
        Homeless14 (3.0%)78.6%2.1 (1.6-2.8)2.0 (1.4-2.9)
        Move back with parents67 (14.3%)43.3%1.3 (0.9-1.7)1.3 (0.8-2.0)
        Moved152 (43.4%)46.6%1.3 (1.0-1.7)1.5 (1.0-2.2)
        Unplanned pregnancy48 (10.2%)50.0%1.5 (1.2-2.1)1.8 (1.3-2.4)
Violence/legal stressors
    Any violence124 (26.4%)41.1%1.2 (0.9-1.5)1.3 (0.9-1.8)
        Partner arrested62 (13.2%)45.2%1.3 (0.9-1.7)0.8 (0.4-1.6)
        Woman arrested37 (7.9%)40.5%1.1 (0.7-1.6)1.3 (0.8-2.1)
        Physical violence by someone other than partner15 (3.2%)33.3%0.9 (0.4-1.9)1.1 (0.6-2.2)
        Woman robbed46 (9.8%)39.11.1 (0.7-1.5)1.0 (0.6-1.7)
  • Abbreviation: NE, not estimatible.

  • * Defined as being beaten up by an intimate male partner.