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Table 2 Number of suicides, raw standardized mortality ratios (SMRs), smoothed SMRs and area characteristics across Taiwan's 358 districts

From: The impact of pesticide suicide on the geographic distribution of suicide in Taiwan: a spatial analysis

  Mean (standard deviation) Median (5th centile, 95th centile)
Pesticide suicidea (2002-2009)   
Number of suicides 13.7 (10.4) 11.5 (1, 35)
Raw SMRs 1.88 (1.83) 1.47 (0.08, 5.18)
Smoothed SMRs 1.80 (1.45) 1.47 (0.20, 4.49)
Non-pesticide suicideb (2002-2009)   
Number of suicides 87.1 (111.1) 45 (6, 310)
Raw SMRs 0.95 (0.27) 0.95 (0.55, 1.40)
Smoothed SMRs 0.96 (0.15) 0.93 (0.78, 1.21)
Overall suicidec (2002-2009)   
Number of suicides 100.9 (113.7) 59 (9, 318)
Raw SMRs 1.08 (0.34) 1.04 (0.69, 1.59)
Smoothed SMRs 1.06 (0.17) 1.04 (0.82, 1.37)
Area characteristics (2000)   
Agricultural workforce (%)d 19.6 (16.4) 15.8 (0.6, 50.0)
Lone-parent households (%)d 5.9 (1.3) 5.7 (4.2, 8.5)
Median household income (1000 Taiwan dollar)e 512.7 (78.0) 498.0 (415.0, 650.0)
  1. aIncluding certified suicides, undetermined deaths and accidents from pesticide poisoning
  2. bIncluding certified suicides, undetermined deaths and accidents from suffocation
  3. cIncluding certified suicides, undetermined deaths and accidents from pesticide poisoning/suffocation
  4. dData from the 2000 census
  5. eData from the 2000 Income Tax Files