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Table 4 Diagnostic distribution across different regions of the world

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

  European (%) North American (%) Australian (%) Asian (%) χ2
Affective disorders 753 (48.5) 390 (33.6) 71 (32.7) 335 (51.3) 11.3*
Substances-related disorders 390 (18.6) 573 (40.1) 106 (24.1) 135 (26.7) 12.1*
Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders or psychosis NOS 125 (7.5) 42 (4.2) 29 (24.3) 53 (8.4) 24.1*
Personality disorders 197 (16.8) 75 (13.4) 75 (17.7) 20 (17.7) 1.2n.s.
At least one Diagnosis 1298 (88.8) 710 (89.7) 207 (78.9) 527 (83.0) 6.4n.s.
  1. * Significant at p ≤ 0.01
  2. n.s.Non significant