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Table 2 Baseline C-SSRS ratings in 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

C-SSRS ratings, past 30 days Mean SD
Most severe ideation, range 0–5 4.5 1.2
Intensity items, range 0–5
 Frequency 3.5 1.6
 Duration 2.9 1.5
 Controllability 3.2 1.7
 Deterrents 3.3 1.7
 Reasons 4.4 1.3
SI intensity score, range 0–25 17.2 5.3
C-SSRS total scorea, range 0–42 26 7
C-SSRS ratings, lifetime Mean SD
Most severe ideation, range 0–5 4.7 0.9
Intensity items, range 0–5
 Frequency 3.9 1.4
 Duration 3.3 3.3
 Controllability 3.4 3.4
 Deterrents 3.5 3.5
 Reasons 4.6 0.9
SI intensity score, range 0–25 18.6 4.8
C-SSRS total score, range 0–42 29 7
  1. C-SSRS Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale, SD Standard deviation, SI Suicidal ideation
  2. aC-SSRS behavioural items are rated for past three months