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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Risk stratification using data from electronic medical records better predicts suicide risks than clinician assessments

Feature Number (%)
Total number of patients 7,399 (100)
Age  
  ≤ 20 1,213 (16.4)
  21–35 2,071 (28.0)
  36–55 2,080 (28.1)
  56–70 674 (9.1)
  ≥ 71 981 (13.3)
Male 3,649 (49.3)
Divorced/separated 811 (11.0)
Unemployed/home duties 1,235 (16.7)
Pensioner/retired 1,417 (19.2)
Postcode changed  
  Past 12 months 2,479 (33.5)
  Past 12–24 months 1,201 (16.2)
  Past 24–48 months 1,802 (24.4)
Admitted before risk assessment  
  Past 3 months 1,824 (24.7)
  Past 3–6 months 1,127 (15.2)
  Past 6–12 months 1,485 (20.0)
ED visited before risk assessment  
  Past 3 months 3,935 (53.2)
  Past 3–6 months 1,297 (17.5)
  Past 6–12 months 1,681 (22.7)
Attempted before risk assessment - moderate lethality  
  Past 3 months 817 (11.0)
  Past 3–6 months 310 (4.2)
  Past 6–12 months 435 (5.9)
Attempted before risk assessment - high lethality  
  Past 3 months 369 (4.0)
  Past 3–6 months 120 (1.6)
  Past 6–12 months 157 (2.1)