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Table 4 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics and high-lethality suicide attempts

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

  High-lethality suicide attempts (n = 42)a Non high-lethality suicide attempts (n = 1072) p
Male, n (%) 22 (52.4) 231 (21.5) <0.001
Age, years (mean ± SD) 48.57 ± 20.93 36.73 ± 16.43 0.001
Previous attempts, n (%) 7 (16.7) 241 (22.5) 0.374
Unemployed, n (%) 31 (73.8) 404 (37.7) <0.001
Not living with family, n (%) 11 (26.2) 224 (20.9) 0.409
Alcohol co-ingestion, n (%) 15 (35.7) 337 (31.4) 0.559
Psychiatric history, n (%) 11 (26.2) 283 (26.4) 0.976
Death prior to discharge, n (%) 9 (21.4) 20 (1.9) <0.001
  1. aHigh-lethality suicide attempts defined as attempts with both high-risk and low-rescue suicide attempts