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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participants by study group

From: Brief gatekeeper training for suicide prevention in an ethnic minority population: a controlled intervention

  Control (n = 39) Intervention (n = 67) P-value*
mean ± SD or n(%)  
Age 45.13 ± 17.84 45.00 ± 15.57 0.97
Female Gender 26 (68.42) 43 (66.15) 1.00
Race
White non-Hispanic 8 (21.05) 18 (29.03) 0.20
Japanese non-Hispanic 18 (47.37) 34 (54.84)
Mixed or other 12 (31.58) 10 (16.13)
Education, in years 18.16 ± 2.43 17.05 ± 2.57 0.03
Health care provider 6 (15.79) 13 (20.00) 0.79
Number of close relations perceived as ever having been at risk for suicide
None 9 (24.32) 23 (37.10) 0.60
One 11 (29.73) 14 (22.58)
Two or more 12 (32.43) 17 (27.42)
Unsure 5 (13.51) 8 (12.90)
Seen or talked to a mental health provider in the last year 8 (21.62) 15 (23.81) 1.00
  1. *T-tests for continuous variables, Fisher’s exact for categorical variables