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Table 1 Distribution of early risk factors measured at conscription in relation to suicide attempt and completed suicide. Percent

From: Violent and non-violent methods of attempted and completed suicide in Swedish young men: the role of early risk factors

  Total cohort Suicide attempt Suicide
Fathers’ social class
III 58.57 61.77 59.93
1-II 35.60 28.34 30.33
Missing 5.83 9.89 9.74
Medication for nervous problems in the family
Yes (parents/ family members) 31.87 45.05 42.28
No 64.85 49.50 53.01
Missing 3.29 5.45 4.72
Fathers’ heavy drinking
Often 4.04 9.06 6.67
Sometimes/occasionally never 93.27 86.83 89.27
Missing 2.69 4.11 4.07
Conduct problems at school
Yes (at least once) 23.87 44.80 38.70
No 74.97 52.77 59.19
Missing 1.16 2.43 2.11
Own medication for psychiatric problems
Yes 11.33 30.12 22.93
No 87.37 67.95 75.12
Missing 1.30 1.93 1.95
Emotional control
Very bad, bad 30.21 53.36 47.80
Very good, good, medium 68.93 44.63 50.57
Missing 0.86 2.01 1.63
Intellectual ability
Below average 19.04 34.73 30.57
Above average, average 80.81 64.51 69.27
Missing 0.15 0.76 0.16
Psychiatric diagnosis (at conscription)
Yes (at least one diagnosis) 12.45 32.38 27.48
No 85.75 65.44 71.06
Missing 1.79 2.18 1.46
Contact with police and juvenile authorities
Yes (several or some times 28.20 53.52 44.55
No 70.19 43.96 52.85
Missing 1.62 2.52 2.60
Risky alcohol use
Yes 8.51 22.40 20.65
No 89.98 75.34 76.59
Missing 1.51 2.27 1.26
Dug misuse
Yes 3.59 11.83 9.59
No 91.75 81.96 83.90
Missing 4.66 6.21 6.50
Sniffing
At least once 13.26 28.10 23.41
No 85.05 68.88 73.33
missing 1.69 3.02 3.25
Hospitalization
Alcohol hospitalization    
Yes (at least once) 5.78 25.4 25.20
No 94.22 74.59 74.80
Drug use hospitalization
Yes (at least once) 1.37 19.46 12.03
No 98.63 80.54 87.97