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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic characteristics and discharge outcomes of study cohort and comparison between the high lethality methods and low lethality methods groups

From: Factors associated with choice of high lethality methods in suicide attempters: a cross-sectional study

  Total (n = 560) High lethality methods (n = 89) Low lethality methods (n = 471) p
Age 37.6 ± 17.2 42.1 ± 19.3 36.7 ± 16.6 .02
  ≥ 65 54 (9.6) 15 (16.9) 39 (8.3) .01
Male 267 (47.7) 39 (43.8) 228 (48.4) .25
Reattempt 167 (29.8) 20 (22.5) 147 (31.2) .06
Critical method history 24 (5.2) 12 (13.5) 12 (2.5) < .01
Unemployed 184 (32.9) 39 (43.8) 145 (35.4) .09
No family 133 (23.8) 16 (18.0) 117 (24.8) .10
Alcohol coingestion 201 (35.9) 23 (25.8) 178 (37.8) .02
Psychiatric history 221 (39.5) 37 (41.6) 184 (39.1) .31
  Mood disorder 182 (32.5) 31 (34.8) 151 (32.1) .35
  Schizophrenia 20 (3.6) 5 (5.6) 15 (3.2) .20
  Other 21 (3.8) 1 (1.1) 20 (4.2) .13
Death prior to discharge 50 (8.9) 39 (43.8) 11 (2.3) < .01
  1. Parenthesis indicates percentage.