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Table 1 Suicide methods in the Russian Federation and the NAO by sex (2002–2012)

From: Variations in suicide method and in suicide occurrence by season and day of the week in Russia and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Northwestern Russia: a retrospective population-based mortality study

Suicide method Russian Federation (N = 571,162) NAO (N = 252)
Males Females Total Males Females Total
Hanging 409,545 (86.2 %) 72,127 (74.9 %) 481,672 (84.3 %) 149 (69.3 %)a 32 (86.5 %) 181 (71.8 %)a
Firearm use 22,445 (4.7 %) 369 (0.4 %) 22,814 (4.0 %) 45 (20.9 %)a 3 (8.1 %)a 48 (19.0 %)a
Cutting 14,397 (3.0 %) 2120 (2.2 %) 16,517 (2.9 %) 14 (6.5 %)a 2 (5.4 %) 16 (6.3 %)a
Poisoning 12,344 (2.6 %) 14,031 (14.6 %) 26,375 (4.6 %) 2 (0.9 %) - 2 (0.8 %)
Jumping from a height 6861 (1.4 %) 4650 (4.8 %) 11,511 (2.0 %) 3 (1.4 %) - 3 (1.3 %)
Other 9290 (3.1 %) 2983 (3.1 %) 12,273 (2.2 %) 2 (0.9 %) - 2 (0.8 %)
Total 474,882 (100 %) 96,280 (100 %) 571,162 (100 %) 215 (100 %) 37 (100 %) 252 (100 %)
  1. aDifferent at p < 0.05 from the corresponding proportion in the Russian Federation. NAO Nenets Autonomous Okrug