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Table 2 Non-fatal suicidal behaviour and service utilisation

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

Characteristics Community sample Facility sample
  Number Percent Number Percent
Thought of taking your life
 Yes 93 6.3 104 10.3
 No 1391 93.7 910 89.7
Made a plan to take your own life
 Yes 68 73.1 80 76.9
 No 25 27.2 24 23.1
Attempted to take your own life
 Yes 56 60.2 55 52.9
 No 37 39.8 49 47.1
Discussed with any one about your thoughts or attempts of self harm
 Yes 21 22.6 57 54.8
 No 72 77.4 47 45.2
With whom did you discuss?*
 Friend/neighbour 4/21 19.1 16/57 28.1
 Spouse/partner 7/21 33.3 5/57 8.8
 Other family member 9/21 42.9 13/57 22.8
 Employer/co-worker 1/21 4.8 1/57 1.8
 Traditional healer 0/21 0.0 ---- ----
 Health care worker 1/21 4.8 0/57 0.0
 Religious or spiritual advisor ---- --- 1/57 1.8
 Other people ---- --- 21/57 36.8
Received any treatment for thinking about or attempting to take your own life
 Yes 10 10.8 9 8.7
 No 83 88.2 95 91.3
PHQ total score for   Median (IQR)   Median (IQR)
 Non- suicidal cases   2 (0-4)   3 (1-6)
 Suicidal cases   8 (5-12)   9 (6-12)
  1. *Multiple responses allowed. Because of this and rounding of decimals, percentages do not always add up to 100.0 %