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Table 2 A comparison between the contact and non-contact group by predisposing variables

From: Suicide with psychiatric diagnosis and without utilization of psychiatric service

Predisposing variables Contact gp. Non-contact gp. df X2 t P-value
Number of cases 52 (43.7%) 67 (56.3%)     
Gender 1 4.26   .039*
   Male 26 (50.0%) 46 (68.7%)     
   Female 26 (50.0%) 21 (31.3%)     
Age group 4 9.68   .046*
   15-24 7 (13.5%) 6 (9.0%)     
   25-34 14 (26.9%) 10 (14.9%)     
   35-44 8 (15.4%) 27 (40.3%)     
   45-54 18 (34.6%) 17 (25.4%)     
   55+ 5 (9.6%) 7 (10.4%)     
Marital status 6 9.48   .148
   Single (never married) 26 (50%) 22 (32.8%)     
   Married (living with spouse) 19 (36.5%) 28 (41.8%)     
   Married (not living with spouse) 4 (7.7%) 2 (3.0%)     
   Separated 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.5%)     
   Divorced 2 (3.8%) 6 (9.0%)     
   Widowed 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.5%)     
   Defacto 1 (1.9%) 7 (10.4%)     
Education level 4 3.34   .502
   University/post-secondary 8 (15.4%) 7 (10.4%)     
   Senior secondary 16 (30.8%) 25 (37.3%)     
   Junior secondary 13 (25.0%) 23 (34.3%)     
   Primary 14 (26.9%) 11 (16.4%)     
   Never been educated 1 (1.9%) 1 (1.5%)     
Yrs. of living in Hong Kong    1 1.42   .234
   Less than 7 yrs. 4 (7.8%) 2 (3.0%)     
   More than 7 yrs. 47 (92.2%) 65 (97.0%)     
Living arrangement 3 1.75   .627
   Lived alone 11 (21.2%) 12 (17.9%)     
   With family members 40 (76.9%) 52 (77.6%)     
   With friends 0 (0.0%) 2 (3.0%)     
   With others 1 (1.9%) 1 (1.5%)     
Level of impulsivity    -.22
-.22
.826
.829
   Mean 5.02
(S.D. = 4.91)
5.22
(S.D. = 4.35)
    
  1. * p-value < .05
  2. Note: According to the HK government, for those live more than 7 yrs. in HK are considered as residents.