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Table 3 Clinical data during hospitalization

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

Mean (CI)a Violent methods N = 80 Deliberate Self-poisoning N = 81 p-value
Length of stay in hospital (days) 14.3 (8.3–20.3) 2.3 (1.6–3.1) < 0.001
Length of stay in intensive care unit (days) 4.9 (2.9–7.0) 0.5 (0.2–1.0) <  0.001
Mechanical ventilation (days) 1.4 (0.7–2.1) 0.1 (0.01–0.3) < 0.001
Glasgow Coma Scaleb 12.7 (11.8–13.6) 13.4 (12.7–14.1) ns (0.2)
SAPS II mean 19.6 (16.2–23.3)  
ISS mean 21.2 (17.1–25.6)  
  1. aData presented as mean with 95% confidence interval (CI)
  2. bGlasgow Coma Scale (3 min - 15 max)