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Table 3 The previous suicide attempt methods used by the patients with repeated suicide attempts

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

Re-attempt method (N = 1029)PoisoningCuttingDrowningFallingHangingOthers
N = 659N = 306N = 5N = 19N = 36N = 4
Previous methods
 Poisoning (n = 593, 48.4%)502 (62.8)64 (18.7)1 (16.7)5 (19.2)20 (41.7)1 (25.0)
 Cutting (n = 492, 40.1%)214 (26.8)249 (72.8)4 (66.7)12 (46.2)12 (25.0)1 (25.0)
 Drowning (n = 12, 1.0%)8 (1.0)3 (0.9)0 (0.0)1 (3.8)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
 Falling (n = 37, 3.0%)20 (2.5)9 (2.6)1 (16.7)4 (15.4)3 (6.3)0 (0.0)
 Hanging (n = 77, 6.3%)48 (6.0)13 (3.8)0 (0.0)4 (15.4)12 (25.0)0 (0.0)
 Other (n = 15, 1.2%)8 (1.0)4 (1.2)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)1 (2.1)2 (50.0)
  1. Parentheses indicate percentage