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Table 3 Cross-tabulation of gender vs. socio-demographic and clinical variables at general hospitals in Hawassa city from Nov 2014–Aug 2015

From: Socio-demographic characteristics, clinical profile and prevalence of existing mental illness among suicide attempters attending emergency services at two hospitals in Hawassa city, South Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Gender χ2 test, P value
Male n (%) Female n (%)
Age
 14–24 29 (72.5) 46 (83.6) 1.73, 0.19
 ≥25 11 (27.5) 9 (16.4)
Marital status
 Married 6 (15) 9 (16) 0.02, 0.89
 Single 34 (85) 47 (84)
Income sources
 From parent or close relatives 25 (62.5) 43 (76.8) 2.3, 0.13
 Has personal income 15 (37.5) 13 (23.2)
Warning sign
 Yes 14 (35) 27 (48.2) 1.67, 0.20
 No 26 (65) 29 (51.8)
Intention of suicidal attempt
 I made the attempt to kill myself and it was only luck that I did not succeed 10 (25) 22 (39.3) 2.14, 0.14
 My attempt was a cry for help and I did not intend to die 30 (75) 34 (60.7)
Impulsivity of suicide attempta
 Within 5 min of decision 18 (45) 12 (21.4) 6.03, 0.01
 After 5 min of decision 22 (55) 44 (78.6)
  1. aCOR of male gender = 3.0, 95% CI  1.2–7.3