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Table 2 Methods used for attempts and suicide in the year 2019 and 2020

From: Analysis of news media reports of suicides and attempted suicides during the COVID-19 lockdown in India

Methods Suicide Attempts
  2019 (n = 181) 2020 (n = 295) 2019 (n = 23) 2020 (n = 36)
Consumption of poisonous substance 39 (21.5) 25 (8.5) 9 (39.1) 8 (22.2)
Drowning 10 (5.5) 11 (3.7) 1 (4.3) 4 (11.1)
Hanging 76 (42) 190 (64.4)* 5 (13.8)
Jumping in front of train 17 (9.4) 6 (2) 3 (13.0)
Jumping from height 20 (11) 30 (10.1) 3 (13.0) 8 (22.2)
Others (Self-immolation, self-infliction,) 19 (10.5) 33 (11.2) 7 (30.4) 11 (30.5)
  1. Data not known for 46 suicide cases; 8 attempted cases. Values are presented as number of cases (%). Significant differences for method of suicides cases between 2019 and 2020 χ2 37.8
  2. *p < 0.05