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Table 6 Diagnosis given at registered care episode (n, %)

From: Assessment and treatment of asylum seekers after a suicide attempt: a comparative study of people registered at mental health services in a Swedish location

Diagnostic group Men, asylum seekers Men, control group Women, asylum seekers Women, control group Total, asylum seekers Total, control group
Psychotic disorder 1 (2.1) 3 (6.4) 1 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.3) 3 (3.4)
Alcohol and substance abuse 0 (0.0) 3 (6.4) 0 (0.0) 4 (9.8) 0 (0.0) 7 (8.0)*a
Mood disorder 12 (25.5) 13 (27.7) 8 (19.5) 7 (17.1) 20 (22.7) 20 (22.7)
Anxiety disorder 2 (4.3) 2 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 2 (2.3) 3 (3.4)
Stress reactions 9 (19.1) 6 (12.8) 10 (24.4)* 3 (7.3) 19 (21.6) 9 (10.2)
Adjustment disorder 4 (8.5) 2 (4.3) 9 (22.0)* 1 (2.4) 13 (14.8) 3 (3.4)
PTSD 6 (12.8) 1 (2.1) 6 (14.6)*a 0 (0.0) 12 (13.6) 1 (1.1)
Dissociation 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.1) 0 (0.0)
Personality disorder 1 (2.1) 4 (8.5) 0 (0.0) 6 (14.6)*a 1 (1.1) 10 (11.4)*
Eating disorder 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.3)
Developmental disorder 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.3)
Other 0 (0.0) 1 (2.1) 1 (2.4) 2 (4.9) 1 (1.1) 3 (3.4)
No diagnosis given 8 (17.0) 10 (21.3) 5 (12.2) 6 (14.6) 13 (14.8) 16 (18.2)
  1. DSM-IV and ICD-10 diagnosis are combined together and divided into diagnostic groups. One individual can have more than one diagnosis. The tentative written diagnoses were not included in the diagnostic groups in the table; this explains why the sums of the columns are less than 100 %
  2. PTSD is registered separately from anxiety disorders (to which it belonged in the DSM-IV)
  3. * = significant difference with the Pearson Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test, p-value <0.05
  4. aCells had expected count less than 5; therefore, Fisher’s exact test was used instead of the chi-square test