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Table 1 12-month and lifetime prevalence of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among NSW inmates

From: A cross-sectional survey of prevalence and correlates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among prisoners in New South Wales, Australia

  % (95% confidence interval)
  Men Women Non-Aboriginal Aboriginal All persons
Suicidal ideation
12-month 9.1 (6.6-11.7) 10.8 (5.6-16.1) 8.7 (5.8-11.5) 11.3 (7.8-14.8) 9.3 (6.9-11.6)
Lifetime 33.4 (28.9-37.8) 38.7 (33.3-44.1) 32.8 (27.8-37.8) 37.0 (30.8-43.3) 33.7 (29.5-37.9)
Suicide attempt
12-month 2.5 (1.5-3.5) 3.8 (1.3-6.2) 2.1 (1.1-3.1) 4.4 (2.0-6.9)# 2.6 (1.6-3.6)
Lifetime 19.9 (16.0-23.7) 28.7 (20.8-36.7)* 18.7 (14.4-23.0) 26.9 (21.7-32.0)# 20.5 (16.8-24.1)
  1. *Statistically significant (p < .05) difference between men and women. #Statistically significant (p < .05) difference between non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal persons