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Table 2 The frequency distribution of suicide by physical methods based on other 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 Total p-value
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Season Spring 151 (26.4) 243 (25.7) 394 (26) 0.670
Summer 136 (23.8) 248 (26.2) 384 (25.3)
Autumn 146 (25.6) 222 (23.5) 368 (24.3)
Winter 138 (24.2) 232 (24.6) 370 (24.4)
Motive of suicide Psychic problem 161 (37.3) 226 (30.7) 387 (33.1) 0.0001
Physical problem 3 (0.7) 8 (1.1) 11 (0.9)
Economical problem 16 (3.7) 14 (1.9) 30 (2.6)
Family conflict 203 (47) 468 (63.5) 671 (57.4)
Educational problem 6 (1.4) 14 (1.9) 20 (1.7)
Addiction problem 29 (6.7) 1 (0.1) 30 (2.6)
Unemployed problem 14 (3.2) 6 (0.8) 20 (1.7)
Housing status Personal 172 (36.4) 216 (25.1) 388 (29.1) 0.0001
Organizational 6 (1.3) 12 (1.4) 17 (1.4)
Gratuitous 254 (53.8) 533 (61.9) 787 (59)
Rental 40 (8.5) 100 (11.6) 140 (10.5)
Family structure Nuclear family 353 (93.6) 636 (80.8) 989 (85) 0.0001
Extended family 24 (6.4) 151 (19.2) 175 (15)
Status of committing suicide Alone 355 (93.9) 728 (92) 1083 (92.6) 0.249
At the presence of others 23 (6.1) 63 (8) 86 (7.4)
Ethnicity Lor 32 (8.4) 54 (6.8) 86 (7.3) 0.576
Kord 344 (90.5) 734 (92.3) 1078 (91.7)
Others 4 (1.1) 7 (0.9) 11 (0.9)
Day Time of suicide Morning 44 (18.8) 151 (24.1) 195 (22.6) 0.048
Afternoon 33 (14.1) 117 (18.7) 150 (17.4)
Evening 121 (51.7) 262 (41.8) 383 (44.5)
Night 36 (15.4) 97 (15.5) 133 (15.4)