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Table 1 Comparison of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics between suicidal and non-suicidal adolescent inpatients at entry

From: Improvement in cognitive and psychosocial functioning and self image among adolescent inpatient suicide attempters

  Adolescents
Groups: Suicidal (n = 16) Non-Suicidal (n = 39)  
  N (%) N (%) P-value1
Parents divorced 8 (50.0) 19 (48.7) n.s.
Family on living allowances 7 (43.8) 5 (14.7) 0.032
Mental health problems in family 5 (31.3) 10 (26.3) n.s.
Father or mother dead 1 (6.3) 3 (7.7) n.s.
Academic achievement declined 14 (87.5) 41 (89.1) n.s.
Hopelessness 15 (93.8) 22 (56.4) 0.006
Alcohol and drug misuse 7 (43.8) 4 (10.5) 0.010
Indirect self-destructive behavior 14 (87.5) 13 (34.2) <0.0005
Bullied at school 10 (62.5) 19 (50.0) n.s.
Current daily depressive mooda 10 (62.5) 13 (33.3) 0.046
Anhedoniaa 10 (62.5) 14 (35.9) 0.066
Suicidal ideationa 7 (58.3) 7 (24,0) 0.048
  1. n.s. = non significant, 1Fisher's Exact Test; a Based on SCID interview;