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Table 1 Background characteristics of study participants

From: Non-fatal suicidal behaviour in rural Ethiopia: a cross-sectional facility- and population-based study

Characteristics Overall Community sample Facility sample  
  Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent p-value**
Sex (N = 2499)        
 Male 1142 45.7 679 45.7 463 45.7 0.975
 Female 1357 54.3 806 54.3 551 54.3  
Age in years (N = 2493)        <0.001
 <25 489 19.6 207 13.9 282 27.4  
 25-34 710 28.5 424 28.6 286 28.4  
 35-44 550 22.1 369 24.9 181 18.0  
 45-54 311 12.5 205 13.8 106 10.5  
 55+ 433 17.4 280 18.9 153 15.2  
Marital status (N = 2499)        <0.001
 Never married 447 17.9 178 12.0 269 26.5  
 Currently married 1773 71.0 1134 76.4 639 63.0  
 Widowed/divorced 279 11.2 173 11.6 106 10.5  
Religion (N = 2499)        <0.001
 Orthodox 2247 89.9 1371 92.3 876 86.4  
 Muslim 68 2.7 41 2.8 27 2.7  
 Protestant 176 7.1 71 4.8 105 10.4  
 Other 8 0.3 2 0.1 6 0.6  
Ethnicity (N = 2498)        0.001
 Gurage 2292 91.8 1384 93.3 908 89.6  
 Other 206 8.2 100 6.7 106 10.4  
Educational status (N = 2495)        <0.001
 illiterate 1119 44.9 719 48.6 400 39.5  
 Read and write 449 18.0 325 21.9 124 12.2  
 Formal education 927 37.2 437 29.6 490 48.3  
Occupation (N = 2489)        <0.001
 Housewife 595 23.9 337 22.8 258 25.5  
 Private sector 1265 50.8 888 60.1 377 37.3  
 Student 129 5.2 46 3.1 83 8.2  
 Civil servant 160 6.4 35 2.4 125 12.4  
 Other 340 13.7 171 11.6 169 16.7  
  1. *In this setting, voluntary work is something people do until they find a job. **P values are assessing comparability of community and facility samples