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Table 2 Univariate analysis of the differences between patients with and without suicidal ideation (N = 1363)

From: The prevalence of suicidal ideation and depression among primary care patients and current management in South Korea

  No suicidal ideation
(n = 1114)
Suicidal ideation
(n = 249)
χ2 p
Demography
 Mean age in years (S.D.) 61.6 (15.2) 68.4 (14.5) −6.476a ≤.001
 Female/male 63.5%/36.5% 66.7%/33.3% 0.91 0.341
 Married/unmarried or divorced, bereaved 65.5%/34.5% 43.0%/57% 78.73 ≤.001
 Lower education/higher education 52.7%/47.3% 72.2%/27.8% 68.54 ≤.001
 Urban area/rural area 62.8%/37.2% 59.4%/40.6% 1.00 0.317
 Living alone/living together 20.0%/80.0% 36.3%/63.7% 49.75 ≤.001
Health status
 Good/bad subjective health status 73.9%/26.1% 36.1%/63.9% 155.67 ≤.001
 Never/had diagnosed mental illness 91.9%/8.1% 78.1%/21.9% 44.34 ≤.001
 Depression (PHQ-9 ≥ 15)/not depression 0.5%/99.5% 22.1%/77.9% 587.41 ≤.001
Reason for seeing a doctor
 Physical illness (acute) 79.1% 20.9% 457.61 ≤.001
 Physical illness (chronic) 75.3% 24.7%
 Medical check up 88.9% 11.0%
 Others 95.7% 4.3%
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