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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for all women (n = 2878) and men (n = 2507) with a first suicide attempt treated in inpatient care 2007–2009 in Sweden (N= 5385)

From: Trajectories and characteristics of functional impairment before and after suicide attempt in young adults – a nationwide register-based cohort study

Characteristics All Women Men
n % n % n %
5385 100 2878 53.4 2507 46.6
Socio-demographic characteristics a
 Age
  24–29 2329 43.2 1242 43.2 1087 43.4
  30–34 1486 27.6 792 27.5 694 27.7
  35–40 1570 29.2 844 29.3 726 29.0
 Education (years)*
  Compulsory (≤9) 1730 32.1 814 28.3 916 36.5
  High school (10–12) 2716 50.4 1437 49.9 1279 51.0
  University (>12) 939 17.4 627 21.8 312 12.4
 Country of birth*
  Sweden 4301 79.9 2227 77.4 2074 82.7
  European countries without Swedenb 218 4.0 117 4.1 101 4.0
  Non-European countries 866 16.1 534 18.6 332 13.2
 Type of living areac
  Big cities 2050 38.1 1102 38.3 948 37.8
  Medium sized cities 2015 37.4 1078 37.5 937 37.4
  Small towns/villages 1320 24.5 698 24.3 622 24.8
 Family situation*
  Marriedd living without children 163 3.0 96 3.3 67 2.7
  Marriedd living with children 1158 21.5 742 25.8 416 16.6
  Singlee living without children 3340 62.0 1368 47.5 1972 78.7
  Singlee living with children 724 13.4 672 23.3 52 2.1
 Unemployment*
  No 3969 73.7 2188 76.0 1781 71.0
  1–180 days 1122 20.8 560 19.5 562 22.4
   > 180 days 294 5.5 130 4.5 164 6.5
Clinical characteristics
 Somatic inpatient care* f, g
  No 2820 52.4 1311 45.6 1509 60.2
  Yes 2565 47.6 1567 54.4 998 39.8
 Specialised somatic outpatient care* f, g
  No 1357 25.2 641 22.3 716 28.6
  Yes 4028 74.8 2237 77.7 1791 71.4
 Mental diagnosis from in- or specialised outpatient care* f, g
  No 2369 44.0 1275 44.3 1094 43.6
  Schizophrenia non-affective psychoses 152 2.8 51 1.8 93 3.7
  Affective disorders 801 14.9 496 17.2 256 10.2
  Substance abuse 913 17.0 258 9.0 605 24.1
  Neurotic, somatoform and stress-related disorders 733 13.6 473 16.4 234 9.3
  Personality disorders 213 4.0 119 4.1 49 2.0
  Other mental disorders 204 3.8 103 3.6 94 3.7
 Antidepressants* h, i
  No antidepressants 2893 53.7 1331 46.2 1562 62.3
  Low doses 732 13.6 434 15.1 298 11.9
  Moderate doses 1020 18.9 641 22.3 379 15.1
  High doses 740 13.7 472 16.4 268 10.7
 Anxiolytics* h, i
  No Anxiolytics 3650 67.8 1850 64.3 1800 71.8
  Low doses 1288 23.9 808 28.1 480 19.1
  Moderate doses 267 5.0 142 4.9 125 5.0
  High doses 180 3.3 78 2.7 102 4.1
 Sedatives* h, i
  No sedatives 3364 62.5 1695 58.9 1669 66.6
  Low doses 1080 20.1 631 21.9 449 17.9
  Moderate doses 555 10.3 322 11.2 233 9.3
  High doses 386 7.2 230 8.0 156 6.2
 Method of suicide attempt* g, j
  Violent suicide attempt 671 12.5 221 7.7 450 17.9
  Non-violent suicide attempt 4714 87.5 2657 92.3 2057 82.1
  1. * Significant sex differences
  2. a Measured on 31-Dec of the year preceding suicide attempt
  3. b Including other Northern European countries than Sweden and the rest of EU25
  4. c Type of living area: big cities (Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö); medium sized cities (cities with more than 90,000 inhabitants within 30 km distance from the centre of the city); small cities/villages/rural
  5. d Married includes all living with partner; cohabiting
  6. e Single comprises divorced, separated, and widowed
  7. f Measured four years before suicide attempt
  8. g See methods section for ICD-10 codes
  9. h Measured during the year preceding the suicide attempt
  10. i See methods section for ATC codes
  11. j Measured at index suicide attempt