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Table 1 Demographics and psychosocial characteristics of the participants (N = 2598)

From: Personal values in adolescence and suicidality: a cross-sectional study based on a retrospective recall

  N (%) Mean (SD)
Age (mean)   38.10 (7.03)
Sex (men) 1150 (44.3)  
Married (yes) 1956 (75.3)  
Education
 Junior high school 77 (3.0)  
 High school 512 (19.7)  
 Some college 908 (34.9)  
 University or higher 1101 (42.4)  
Employment
 Working 2014 (77.5)  
 On leave 60 (2.3)  
 Job seeking or House wife or Students 559 (20.2)  
Household Income (per year)
2.5 million yen 176 (6.8)  
5 million yen 411 (15.8)  
7.5 million yen 611 (23.5)  
 >7.5 million yen 825 (31.8)  
 Not known 575 (22.1)  
 Current or ever smoking (yes) 1178 (45.3)  
Drinking alcohol
 More than 3 times per week 877 (33.8)  
 Less than 3 times per week 1721 (66.2)  
 Living in 15 years old (Poor) 489 (18.8)  
Suicidality
 Suicidal Ideation over a life time (yes) 457 (17.6)  
 Suicidal Ideation in the most recent year (yes) 125 (4.8)  
 Suicidal Planning over a life time (yes) 144 (5.5)  
 Suicidal Planning in the most recent year (yes) 40 (1.5)  
 Suicide Attempt over a life time (yes) 99 (3.8)  
 Suicide Attempt in the most recent year (yes) 17 (0.7)  
Value priories 11 values orientations
 Avoiding causing trouble   5.58 (1.36)
 Positive evaluation   4.90 (1.39)
 Belief   4.84 (1.40)
 Financial success   4.22 (1.53)
 Improving society   3.77 (1.43)
 Pursuing one's interest   5.13 (1.40)
 Social influence   3.30 (1.41)
 Enduring active challenging   4.51 (1.43)
 Cherishing family and friends   5.54 (1.25)
 Graduating from school   4.26 (1.67)
 Stable lifestyle   4.86 (1.43)
 Commitment to Values   26.34 (4.76)