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Table 1 Comparison of methods of suicide between suicide attempters and suicide completers

From: Difference in suicide methods used between suicide attempters and suicide completers

  Suicide attempters Suicide completers Statistics
  N % N %  
Drug poisoning 248 49.6 56 1.0 χ2 = 2784.2a
p < .001
Gas poisoning 34 6.8 392 7.3
Pesticide or herbicide 74 14.8 741 13.8
Other chemical poisoning 20 4.0 138 2.6
Hanging 25 5.0 2810 52.2
Drowning 4 0.8 207 3.8
Gun suicide 0 0.0 6 0.1
Immolation 0 0.0 19 0.3
Stabbing 77 15.4 35 0.6
Jumping 18 3.6 953 17.7
Others 0 0.0 32 0.6
Total 500 100.0 5388 100.0  
  1. aDrowning, gun suicide, immolation, others was excluded from the analysis because that expected frequencies were below than 5.