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Table 2 Reasons for suicide attempts

From: Analysis of attempted suicide episodes presenting to the emergency department: comparison of young, middle aged and older people

ReasonsTotal (N = 3698)Older (N = 412)Middle aged (N = 1777)Young (N = 1509)p
Interpersonal relationship issues
 a. Couple conflicts1193 (32.3)55 (13.3)621 (34.9)517 (34.3)< 0.001
 b. Family conflicts548 (14.8)57 (13.8)268 (15.1)223 (14.8)0.813
 c. Others175 (4.7)9 (2.2)77 (4.3)89 (5.9)0.004
Social issues
 a. Job loss87 (2.4)8 (1.9)33 (1.9)46 (3.0)0.068
 b. Financial stress499 (13.5)35 (8.5)323 (18.2)141 (9.3)< 0.001
 c. Work stress170 (4.6)0 (0.0)67 (3.8)103 (6.8)< 0.001
 d. Legal academic stress42 (1.1)3 (0.7)27 (1.5)12 (0.8)0.106
Psychiatric illness
 a. Mood disorder: depressive, bipolar356 (9.6)39 (9.5)156 (8.8)161 (10.7)0.186
 b. Adjustment disorder3 (0.1)0 (0.0)2 (0.1)1 (0.1)0.744
 c. Schizophrenia, other psychotic dis119 (3.2)7 (1.7)55 (3.1)57 (3.8)0.098
 d. Anxiety disorder16 (0.4)1 (0.2)9 (0.5)6 (0.4)0.736
 e. Panic disorder14 (0.4)0 (0.0)5 (0.3)9 (0.6)0.142
 f. Substance-related83 (2.2)10 (2.4)54 (3.0)19 (1.3)0.003
 g. Personality disorder31 (0.8)1 (0.2)6 (0.3)24 (1.6)< 0.001
Physical illness
 a. Oneself275 (7.4)149 (36.2)107 (6.0)19 (1.3)< 0.001
 b. Others68 (1.8)22 (5.3)34 (1.9)12 (0.8)< 0.001
Death of acquaintance
 a. Spouse28 (0.8)17 (4.1)9 (0.5)2 (0.1)< 0.001
 b. Family54 (1.5)4 (1.0)23 (1.3)27 (1.8)0.339
 c. Others18 (0.5)0 (0.0)8 (0.5)10 (0.7)0.220
  1. Parentheses indicate percentage