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Table 4 Psychiatric characteristics of self-poisoning, 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 (%)
Previous suicide attempt     
Yes 68% 62% 32% 55%
None 32% 38% 68% 45%
Unknown n = 38 n = 19 n = 110 n = 167
Previous psychiatric treatment    
Yes, outpatient clinic 15% 23% 21% 19%
Yes, psychiatric ward 42% 35% 19% 33%
None 43% 41% 60% 48%
Unknown n = 36 n = 23 n = 86 n = 145
Current psychiatric treatment     
Yes, outpatient clinic 44% 40% 18% 34%
Yes, psychiatric ward 9% 9% 3% 7%
None 47% 51% 79% 59%
Unknown n = 29 n = 19 n = 87 n = 135
  1. Note: The percentages are calculated for each column, rather than for each row.
  2. † Highest level of treatment registered.