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Table 1 Demographic characteristics according to method

From: Patients admitted to hospital after suicide attempt with violent methods compared to patients with deliberate self-poisoning -a study of background variables, somatic and psychiatric health and suicidal behavior

Number of patients, n (% or SD) Violent methods n = 80 Deliberate self-poisoning n = 81 p-value
Gender
 Male 50 (63) 38 (47) < 0.05
 Female 30 (37) 43 (53)  
Age, years mean (SD) 42 42  
 Male 43 (17) 45 (18) ns (0.8)
 Female 38 (14) 39 (16)  
Marital status
 Single 39 (48) 34 (42) ns (0.5)
 Married/cohabitant 23 (29) 27 (33)  
 Separated 7 (9) 13 (16)  
 Widow / widower 2 (3) 1 (1)  
 In a relationship 9 (11) 6 (8)  
Living conditions
 Living alone 37 (46) 30 (37) ns (0.7)
 With husband/wife/cohabitant 24 (30) 28 (35)  
 Alone with children 2 (3) 3 (4)  
 With others 17 (21) 20 (24)  
Educational status
 Primary school 16 (20) 16 (20) ns (0.6)
 High school 41 (51) 36 (44)  
 College / University 23 (29) 29 (36)  
Employment status
 Working 14 (18) 18 (22) ns (0.4)
 Unemployed 13 (16) 18 (22)  
 Student 10 (13) 10 (13)  
 Disability 25 (31) 11 (14)  
 Retired 8 (10) 9 (11)  
 Sick-leave 5 (6) 8 (10)  
 Other 5 (6) 7 (9)