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Table 4 frequency of consultations for mental health problems within twelve months before suicide

From: Patterns and predictors of help-seeking contacts with health services and general practitioner detection of suicidality prior to suicide: a cohort analysis of suicides occurring over a two-year period

  Mean or median number of GP consultations relating to mental health problems-results included for those with one or more consultation
Mean consultations (& standard Deviation) F; P-value
Consultations 6.45 (6.88)  
Gendera: male 5.75 (6.05) F = 6.66 P = 0.0106
 Female 8.68 (8.76)
Agea: <35 4.97 (4.74) F = 0.28 P = 0.7587
 35–54 7.06 (8.12)
 55+ 7.33 (5.60)
Living alonea: no 5.94 (6.00) F = 0.67 P = 0.4137
 Yes 7.45 (8.21)
Paid worka: no 7.06 (6.31) F = 0.19 P = 0.6649
 yes 5.98 (7.29)
Social classb:   
 Professional 6.50 (7.58) Kruskal-Wallis
 Intermediate, semi-routine/routine 3.00 (6.29) chi2 = 11.707
 Other 4.00 (7.06) P < 0.003
Locale typea: urban 5.38 (5.22) F = 2.81 P = 0.0166
 Larger town 8.42 (9.28)
 Small towns & rural - combined 5.52 (4.70)
Prior suicide attemptsa: no 6.16 (7.43) F = 3.38 P = 0.0195
 Yes 6.64 (6.52)
Prior diagnosisb: none 2 (4.69) Kruskal-Wallis
 Common metal disorders 4.5 (6.71) chi2 = 16.818
 Serious mental illness 3 (7.34) P < 0.001
 Alcohol/drugs 6 (8.30)
  1. aVariable normally distributed in cohort - means (& Standard Deviation) used to describe number of consultations
  2. b Variable not normally distributed in the cohort - median used to describe the number of consultations