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Table 1 Characteristics of study sample (N = 39,875)

From: A nationwide, population-based, long-term follow-up study of repeated self-harm in Taiwan

Repetition Characteristics No One or more Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender
 Male 16,892 (46.30) 1,492 (44.04) 18,384 (46.10)
 Female 19,595 (53.70) 1,896 (55.96) 21,491 (53.90)
Age group (years)
 <25 6,725 (18.43) 532 (15.70) 7,257 (18.20)
 25-44 16,222 (44.46) 1,683 (49.68) 17,905 (44.90)
 45-64 7,944 (21.77) 729 (21.52) 8,673 (21.75)
65 5,596 (15.34) 444 (13.11) 6,040 (15.15)
Methods
 E950 solid or liquid 23,767 (65.14) 2,298 (67.83) 26,065 (65.37)
 E951 gases in domestic use 169 (0.46) 10 (0.30) 179 (0.45)
 E952 other gases or vapors 2,917 (7.99) 310 (9.15) 3,227 (8.09)
 E953 hanging 660 (1.81) 50 (1.48) 710 (1.78)
 E954 drowning 226 (0.62) 22 (0.65) 248 (0.62)
 E955 firearms 67 (0.18) 8 (0.24) 75 (0.19)
 E956 cutting and piercing 6,463 (17.71) 455 (13.43) 6,918 (17.35)
 E957 jumping 717 (1.97) 106 (3.13) 823 (2.06)
 E958 other means 1,501 (4.11) 129 (3.81) 1,630 (4.09)
Low-income family
 Yes 706 (1.93) 150 (4.43) 856 (2.15)
 No 35,781 (98.07) 3,238 (95.57) 39,019 (97.85)
Catastrophic illness
 Yes 2,734 (7.49) 673 (19.86) 3,407 (8.54)
 No 33,753 (92.51) 2,715 (80.14) 36,468 (91.46)
Psychiatric disorders
 Yes 14,690 (40.26) 1,881 (55.52) 16,571 (41.56)
 No 21,797 (59.74) 1,507 (44.48) 23,304 (58.44)
Total 36,487   3,388   39,875