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Table 2 Characteristics of the index attempt by suicide prevention team

From: Chain of care for patients who have attempted suicide: a follow-up study from Bærum, Norway

  No suicide prevention team assistance Suicide prevention team assistance Total
Variables N= 629; 48% N= 675; 52% N= 1304
Aftercare referrals      
   None 172 55% 140 45% 312
   Psychiatric out-patient 111 44% 143 56% 254
   Addiction services 63 39% 100 61% 163
   Family services 35 24% 109 76% 144
   Social services 6 18% 27 82% 33
   Home care 61 78% 17 22% 78
   Private Psychotherapist 47 42% 66 58% 113
   Child care 34 64% 19 36% 53
   Other 78 61% 50 39% 128
   Missing 22 85% 4 15% 26
Sex      
   Male 231 56% 182 44% 413
   Female 398 45% 493 55% 891
   Missing 0 0% 0 0% 0
Age      
   15-19 99 44% 124 56% 223
   20-29 150 46% 177 54% 327
   30-39 120 51% 117 49% 237
   40-49 103 45% 129 55% 231
   50-59 61 48% 67 52% 128
   60+ 95 60.5% 62 39.5% 157
   Missing 1 100% 0 0% 1
Previous attempts      
   None 339 42% 462 58% 801
   One 93 42% 128 58% 221
   Several 40 38% 65 62% 105
   Missing 157 89% 20 11% 177
Alcohol misuse      
   No 513 49.5% 524 50.5% 1037
   Yes 116 43% 151 57% 267
   Missing 0 0% 0 0% 0
Marital status      
   Married/cohabiting 195 42% 273 58% 468
   Single 243 49% 250 51% 493
   Widow(er) 34 65% 18 35% 52
   Divorced/separated 84 39% 131 61% 215
   Missing 73 96% 3 4% 76
Employment status      
   Employed 145 32% 307 68% 452
   Unemployed/disabled 91 42% 128 58% 219
   Student/pupil 88 43% 117 57% 205
   Others 112 55% 92 45% 204
   Missing 193 86% 31 14% 224
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