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Table 1 Methods of suicide in Kaunas population by gender during the period of 1984–2003

From: Trends in suicide in a Lithuanian urban population over the period 1984–2003

Primary cause and ICD codes Males Females Total
Primary cause ICD-9 ICD-10 No of deaths % No of deaths % No of deaths %
Poisoning with solid or liquid substances E950 X60–65 22 1.9 35 13.2*** 57 4.0
Poisoning with solvents, gases, pesticides and vapours E951–952 X66–69 16 1.4 8 3.0 24 1.7
Hanging, strangulation and suffocation E953 X70 1024 87.4 181 68.3*** 1205 83.9
Drowning and Submersion E954 X71 8 .7 11 4.2** 19 1.3
Handgun, rifle, shotgun, larger firearm or unspecified firearm discharge E955 X72–75 44 3.8 1 .4*** 45 3.1
Self-harm by smoke, fire, flames, steam, hot vapours, and hot and sharp objects E956 X76–79 22 1.9 9 3.4 31 2.2
Jumping from a high places E957 X80 25 2.1 14 5.3* 39 2.7
Self-harm by jumping or lying before a moving object, crashing of a motor vehicle or other means E958–959 X81–84 11 .9 6 2.3 17 1.2
Total E950–959 X60–84 1172 100.0 265 100.0 1437 100.0
  1. Statistically significant as compared to males – *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001.