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Table 1 Sociodemographic and psychiatric characteristics for study and control patients

From: Effect of telephone follow-up on repeated suicide attempt in patients discharged from an emergency psychiatry department: a controlled study

  Study patients N = 436
N (%)
Control patients N = 387
N (%)
P
Sociodemographic characteristics:
 Women 312 (71.6%) 261 (67.4%) 0.199
 Men 124 (28.4%) 126 (32.6%)
 Age (years) mean ± standard deviation 40.2 ± 15.3 39.7 ± 15.1 0.661
 Social support 56 (12.8%) 53 (13.7%) 0.719
 Employed 186 (42.7%) 148 (38.2%) 0.792
 Resources 354 (81.2%) 240 (62.0%) 0.193
Psychiatric characteristics:
 Previous suicide attempt 199 (45.6%) 213 (55.0%) 0.0002
 Previous psychiatric hospitalization 172 (39.4%) 123 (31.8%) 0.852
 Psychotropic treatment 289 (66.3%) 218 (81.7%) 0.0001
 Psychiatric follow-up care 148 (33.9%) 146 (37.7%) 0.035
 Major depressive disorder 186 (42.7%) 124 (32.0%) 0.027
 Bipolar disorder 10 (2.3%) 5 (1.3%) 0.559
 Psychotic disorder 18 (4.1%) 21 (5.4%) 0.372
 Personality disorder 142 (32.6%) 123 (31.8%) 0.593
 Anxiety disorder 40 (9.2%) 12 (3.1%) 0.0005
 Eating disorder 4 (0.92%) 4 (1.0%) 0.999
 Psychosocial crisis 121 (27.8%) 86 (22.2%) 0.069
 Recidivism 55 (12.6%) 69 (17.8%) 0.037