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Table 1 General features of the episodes attended according to presence or absence of suicide attempt

From: Suicide attempts and related factors in patients admitted to a general hospital: a ten-year cross-sectional study (1997-2007)

  No suicide attempt Suicide attempt  
  Mean SD Mean SD p
Age 51.5 18.1 42.5 17.8 < 0.001
  n % n % p
Gender      < 0.001
   Men 2647 54.3 150 41.6  
   Women 2226 45.7 211 58.4  
Marital Status      < 0.001
   Single 1356 28.0 146 40.4  
   Married 2529 52.3 138 38.2  
   Separated 394 8.1 49 13.6  
   Widowed 536 11.1 25 6.9  
   Religious 7 0.1 2 0.6  
   Others 18 0.4 1 0.3  
Cohabitation status      < 0.001
   Alone 649 13.4 48 13.3  
   Partner and children 2556 52.6 139 38.6  
   Parents 673 13.9 81 22.5  
   Alone with children 330 6.8 22 6.1  
   With other relatives 472 9.7 55 15.3  
   Institution 90 1.9 7 1.9  
   Others 69 1.4 7 1.9  
   Homeless 18 0.4 1 0.3  
Employment      < 0.001
   No 3249 67.2 181 50.4  
   Yes 1584 32.8 178 49.6  
Educational level      0.013
   No Education 825 17.2 40 11.3  
   Primary and Secondary Education 3587 74.8 281 79.2  
   Higher and University Education 385 8.0 34 9.6  
DSM-IV-TR grouped diagnosis with
ICD-10 codes
     < 0.001
   Schizophrenia and other Psychotic Disorders (333). F20-F29 274 5.7 44 12.3  
   Mood or Affective Disorders (387). F30-39 533 11.1 106 29.5  
   Personality Disorders (765). F60 259 5.4 87 24.2  
   Other Diagnosis 3728 77.8 122 34.0  
Previous suicide attempts      < 0.001
   No 4866 99.9 328 90.9  
   Yes 7 0.1 33 9.1  
  1. SD: standard deviation; DSM-IV-TR: Diagnosis and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision; ICD: International Classification of Diseases