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Table 3 Comparison of patient socio-demographic characteristics and risk-rescue scores in cases of deliberate self-poisoning

From: Which deliberate self-poisoning patients are most likely to make high-lethality suicide attempts?

  Risk factors Rescue factors
Low-risk (n = 958) High-risk (n = 156) p Low-rescue (n = 200) High-rescue (n = 914) p
Male, n (%) 176 (18.4) 77 (49.4) <0.001 62 (31.0) 191 (20.9) 0.002
Age, years (mean ± SD) 35.48 ± 15.70 47.57 ± 19.20 <0.001 39.67 ± 19.70 36.63 ± 16.00 <0.001
Previous attempts, n (%) 223 (23.3) 25 (16.0) 0.043 49 (24.5) 199 (21.8) 0.401
Unemployed, n (%) 339 (35.4) 96 (61.5) <0.001 102 (51.0) 333 (36.4) <0.001
Not living with family, n (%) 206 (21.5) 29 (18.6) 0.408 43 (21.5) 192 (21.0) 0.877
Alcohol co-ingestion, n (%) 294 (30.7) 58 (37.2) 0.106 50 (25.0) 302 (33.0) 0.027
Psychiatric history, n (%) 262 (27.3) 32 (20.5) 0.072 64 (32.0) 230 (25.2) 0.047
Death prior to discharge, n (%) 1 (0.1) 28 (17.9) <0.001 10 (5.0) 19 (2.1) 0.019