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Table 3 Descriptive epidemiology (methods, time and place) of suicide and suicide attempts in Malekan County during 2014–2017

From: Outcomes of community-based suicide prevention program in primary health care of Iran

Variable Suicide
N = 32
Attempters
N = 821
Crude OR (95% CI) P-value
Methods
 Hanging 20 (62.5) 11 (1.34) 8.5 (2.9–76.99) 0.001
 Poisoning 8 (25) 613 (74.66) 0.63 (0.18–2.24) 0.483
 Self-injury 2 (6.25) 159 (19.37) 0.446 (0.12–1.78) 0.236
 Self-burning 2 (6.25) 38 (4.63) 1 1
History of attempt
 Yes 8 (25.0) 47 (5.72) 2.59 (1.086–6.17) 0.028
 No 24 (75.0) 774 (94.28) 1 1
Place
 Residential building 26 (81.25) 747 (90.98) 2.23 (1.18–4.21) 0.013
 Un-residential building 1 (3.125) 21 (2.55)
 Outside 5 (15.62) 53 (6.45)
Seasonal
 Spring 18 (56.25) 150 (18.27) 1 1
 Summer 3 (9.37) 288 (35.8) 0.089 (0.024–0.32) 0.001
 Autumn 2 (6.25) 259 (31.54) 0.066 (0.014–0.30) 0.001
 Winter 9 (28.12) 24 (2.92) 2.21 (0.70–6.96) 0.174