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Table 1 Demographic and Clinical Variables

From: Construct development: The Suicide Trigger Scale (STS-2), a measure of a hypothesized suicide trigger state

  All subjects (total N = 141) PCA subjects (total N = 130)
Means and standard deviations of dimensional demographic variables
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Age (range: 18-83) 42.2(14.3 ) 42.4 (14.4)
Years of education (range: 4-20) 12.8 (1.7) 12.7 (1.7)
Frequencies and percentages of categorical demographic variables
  N(%) N(%)
Sex   
Female 85 (60) 77(59)
Male 56 (40) 53(41)
Relationship status (2 subjects missing data)   
   Total w/o partner 110 (78) 103(80)
Single 84 (60) 79 (61)
Divorced 16 (11) 14 (11)
Widowed 4 (3) 4 (3)
Separated 6 (4) 6 (5)
   Total w/Partner 29 (21) 25 (19)
In committed relationship 11 (8) 11 (8)
Married 18 (13) 14 (11)
Race   
Caucasian 69 (49) 63 (48)
Hispanic 48 (34) 44 (34)
Afro-American 14 (10) 14 (11)
Other/missing 6 (4) 5 (4)
Asian 4 (3) 4 (3)
Axis I diagnosis (15 subjects missing data)   
   Total MDD 43 (30) 41 (31)
MDD 30 (21) 29 (22)
MDD with panic attacks 13 (9) 12 (9)
   Total bipolar 31 (21) 27 (20)
Bipolar manic 19 (13) 16 (12)
Bipolar depressed 4 (3) 4 (3)
Bipolar mixed 4 (3) 4 (3)
Bipolar with panic attacks 3 (2) 3 (2)
   Total psychotic 29 (21) 27 (20)
Schizoaffective/Schizophrenia 21 (15) 20 (15)
Psychosis NOS 8 (6) 7 (5)
   Total anxiety 25 (18) 21 (16)
GAD with Panic Attacks 24 (17) 20 (15)
Any diagnosis with panic attacks 40 (28) 35 (27)
History of suicide attempt (SA) 12 (8.5) 11 (8.5)
History of SA denied 25 (17.7) 25 (19.2)
History of SA unknown 105 (74.5) 95 (73.1)