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Table 3 Lethality of the method used for attempting suicide

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

  C-SSRSaLethality subscale Lethality ratiob
  Mean Standard deviation  
Drug poisoning 2.48 0.92 2.0
Gas poisoning 3.00 1.00 107.3
Pesticide or herbicide 3.44 1.16 93.2
Other chemical poisoning 2.00 0.85 65.0
Hanging 3.00 1.16 1044.0
Drowningc    475.0
Stabbing 2.39 0.98 3.9
Jumping 4.07 1.77 491.7
  1. aC-SSRS: Colombia Suicide Severity Rating Scale.
  2. bLethality ratio: (% of the specific suicide method used by suicide completers)/(% of the specific suicide method used by suicide attempters).
  3. cAmong the 502 suicide attempters, 4 attempters used drowning as a suicide method. Only 1 participant from among them answered the C-SSRS lethality subscale. That particular score is not representative and therefore, we excluded this score from this table.