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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of patients treated for self-poisoning in Oslo over one year, according to intention

From: Suicidal intention, psychosocial factors and referral to further treatment: A one-year cross-sectional study of self-poisoning

  Suicide attempt
n = 332
Appeal
n = 232
Substance use-related poisoning
n = 344
Total
n = 908
Male gender 37% 28% 65% 45%
Age     
16-29 27% 34% 37% 33%
30-49 52% 47% 39% 46%
≥ 50 21% 19% 24% 22%
Country of origin     
Norway 81% 82% 88% 84%
Other European country 5% 6% 5% 6%
Asian country 10% 11% 4% 8%
Other 4% 0.01% 3% 3%
Unknown n = 1 n = 3 n = 6 n = 10
Living conditions     
Living alone 51% 53% 55% 53%
With parents 7% 11% 15% 11%
With spouse/others 37% 31% 27% 32%
In institution 5% 5% 3% 4%
Unknown n = 67 n = 40 n = 94 n = 201
Occupational status     
Employee/student 30% 36% 34% 33%
Sick leave 16% 11% 6% 11%
Unemployed 12% 13% 23% 16%
Retired 7% 3% 11% 7%
Permanent disability 35% 37% 27% 32%
Other/unknown n = 54 n = 44 n = 79 n = 177
  1. Note: The percentages are calculated for each column, rather than for each row.