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Table 1 The incidence rate of suicide by physical methods based on demographic variables during 1993–2013 in Ilam province

From: Epidemiological study of suicide by physical methods between 1993 and 2013 in Ilam province, Iran

Variables Male Female p-value
  No. (%) Annual incidence rate No. (%) Annual incidence rate  
Age 10-14 years 15 (2.6) 4.35 40 (4.2) 12.36 0.023
15-24 year 273 (47.8) 24.6 517 (54.7) 47.8
25-34 years 173 (30.3) 17.04 223 (23.6) 21.81
35-44 years 47 (8.2) 6.97 74 (7.8) 11.14
45-54 years 27 (4.7) 6.71 41 (4.3) 10.25
55-64 years 22 (3.9) 8.47 23 (2.4) 8.34
≥65 years 14 (2.5) 5.73 27 (2.9) 13.37
Marital status Single 391 (68.6) 20.89 455 (48.3) 29.48 0.0001
Married 177 (31.1) 8.29 470 (49.8) 22.09
Separated and widow 2 (.0.4) 4.93 18 (1.9) 6.06
Level of education No elementary 45 (8.5) 8.66 187 (22.4) 21.14 0.0001
Elementary school 83 (15.7) 14.60 194 (23.3) 28.87
Middle school 143 (27) 20.78 181 (21.7) 36.24
High school 216 (40.8) 16.69 236 (28.3) 22.52
Academic 42 (7.9) 4.78 35 (4.2) 4.41
Employment status Employeda 175 (34.7) 8.38 33 (3.8) 8.29 0.0001
Unemployed 251 (49.8) 49.03 242 (28.1) 109.91
Housewife 0 (0) 0 430 (49.9) 20.55
Student 78 (15.5) 8.91 156 (18.1) 17.88
Place of living Urban 246 (56.6) 9.52 355 (48) 13.92 0.004
Rural 189 (43.4) 12.98 385 (52) 27.30
  1. aIncluding: Farmers, workers, office workers and self-employed