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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of adults presenting at psychiatric emergency services in connection with an episode of self-harm in a Swedish multicentre study 2012–2016 (N = 804)

From: Short term risk of non-fatal and fatal suicidal behaviours: the predictive validity of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale in a Swedish adult psychiatric population with a recent episode of self-harm

  Mean SD
Age 38 years 18
  N %
Women 541 67%
Current occupation
 Work/student 325 40%
 Unemployed/ sick leave/disability pension 395 49%
 Retired 84 10%
Living alone 424 53%
Current mental health treatmenta 573 71%
Inpatient care past 3 months 231 29%
Previous suicide attempt 544 68%
Previous non-suicidal self-injury 421 53%
Suicide attempt at index 666 83%
Psychiatric hospitalization at indexb 750 93%
Mood disorder at index (F30–39)c 295 37%
Substance use disorder at index (F10–19)c 172 21%
  1. a: having an ongoing contact with primary or psychiatric care with treatment for a psychiatric condition
  2. b: defined as at least one night’s admission to inpatient care
  3. c: diagnosis in primary or secondary position
  4. SD Standard Deviation