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Table 5 Comparison of psychiatric characteristics of patients treated for self-poisoning in Oslo, according to intention

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

  Substance use-related poisoning vs. suicide attempt
  Crude Adjusted
  p OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Male gender < 0.001 3.13** 2.29-4.29 2.81** 1.99-3.97
Previous suicide attempt < 0.001     
No   ref   ref  
Yes   0.23** 0.16-0.33 0.33** 0.22-0.49
Unknown   1.72* 1.10-2.70 1.62 0.97-2.73
Psychiatric treatment < 0.001     
No   ref   ref  
Yes   0.27** 0.18-0.39 0.42** 0.27-0.63
Unknown   1.21 0.74-1.97 0.84 0.47-1.49
  1. † Psychiatric treatment includes both current and previous treatment.
  2. *p < 0.05
  3. **p < 0.001
  4. Suicide attempt was used as the reference category. Only variables with a significant crude value (p ≤ 0.02) were included in the multinomial analyses. Variables where only the proportion of unknown answers was significantly different between the groups were excluded. Age was adjusted for. The appeal group did not differ from the suicide attempt group in any respect other than gender in the multinomial analyses, and therefore the figures are not included here.