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Table 5 Descriptive analysis of the age and sex of subjects

From: Psychiatric diagnoses in 3275 suicides: a meta-analysis

  Age (mean ± SD) n [Studies]
All regions   
28.5 ± 12.8 880 [11,18,143,145,148-150,158]
34.5 ± 17.8 333 [11,18,143,147-149,158]
Both sexes* 41.6 ± 17.8 794 [11,14,17,149,151,154,157,158]
American Studies   
26.0 ± 12.3 491 [18,143,148,150]
27.3 ± 18.9 127 [18,143,148]
Both sexes* N/A N/A
European Studies   
27.2 ± 15.4 314 [11,145,149]
37.9 ± 18.9 191 [11,147,149]
Both sexes* 42.3 ± 20.8 672 [11,14,15,17,151,154]
Australian Studies   
42.5 491 [158]
45.7 15 [158]
Both sexes* 39.5 ± 5.2 122 [157,158]
Asian Studies   
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Both sexes* N/A N/A
  1. N/A – information not available
  2. * Both sexes refers to studies in which information on age by sex was not provided, and thus, only mean age for the whole sample was available.