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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics

From: Structured follow-up by general practitioners after deliberate self-poisoning: a randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group (n = 62) % (n) Control group (n = 87) % (n) P value
Gender    
 Female 77.4 (48) 72.4 (63)  
 Male 22.6 (14) 27.6 (24) 0.490
Mean age (95 % CI) 35.6 (32–39) 40 (36–40) 0.081
Marital status    
 Single 50.0 (30) 40.5 (34)  
 Married/cohabiting 43.4 (26) 41.7 (35)  
 Separated/divorced 6.7 (4) 13.1 (11)  
 Widowed 0.0 (0) 3.6 (3) 0.312
Living status    
 Alone 37.7 (23) 39.7 (29)  
 With others 62.3 (35) 60.3 (48) 0.959
Education    
 Elementary high school 12.9 (8) 25.9 (22)  
 Secondary vocational 54.8 (34) 49.4 (42)  
 College/university 32.3 (20) 24.7 (21) 0.143
 Employment status    
 Employed, student, military 49.2 (30) 40.5 (34)  
 Unemployed 14.8 (9) 13.1 (11)  
 Sick leave 6.6 (4) 11.9 (10)  
 Welfare recipient 23.0 (14) 13.1 (11)  
 Retired 0.0 (0) 7.1 (6)  
 Maternity leave 1.6 (1) 1.2 (1)  
 Other 4.9 (3) 13.1 (11) 0.103
Previously hospitalised for DSH    
 No 38.2 (21) 48.1 (37)  
 Yes 61.8 (34) 51.9 (40) 0.260
Previous psychiatric outpatient treatment    
 No 44.3 (27) 45.1 (37)  
 Once 11.5 (7) 17.1 (14)  
 2–3 times 14.8 (9) 9.8 (8)  
 4 times or more 29.5 (18) 28.0 (23) 0.679
Previous psychiatric inpatient treatment    
 No 59.0 (36) 69.9 (58)  
 Once 9.8 (6) 12.0 (10)  
 2–3 times 14.8 (9) 9.6 (8)  
 4 times or more 16.4 (10) 8.4 (7) 0.326
Want help to solve the problems that triggered the current episode    
 No 9.8 (6) 6.2 (5)  
 Yes 90.2 (55) 93.8 (76) 0.419