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Table 3 Differences in methods of suicide attempt due to the presence or absence of psychiatric treatment

From: Gender differences in suicide attempters: a retrospective study of precipitating factors for suicide attempts at a critical emergency unit in Japan

  Total Under psychiatric treatment No psychiatric treatment Significance  
  (N = 184)     
   (N = 131) (N = 62)   
Methods of suicide attempt      
Drug overdose 101 80* 21 p = 0.000 χ2 = 12.479
Jumping from a high place 33 24 9 NS  
Cutting 16 7 9 p = 0.031 χ2 = 4.657
Poisonous gas 15 7 8 NS  
Hanging 11 5 6 NS  
Poisoning 9 3 6 p = 0.032  
Other methods 11 6 5 NS  
  1. chi-square test, Fisher’s exact test.
  2. *53 females (81.5%) and 27 males (75.0%) under psychiatric treatment attempted suicide by drug overdose.