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Table 2 Methods of suicide in males in Kaunas during the period of 1984–2003 by time period

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

Primary cause and ICD codes 1984–1993 1994–2003   1984–2003
Primary cause ICD-9 ICD-10 No of deaths %1 No of deaths %1 %2 No of deaths %1
Poisoning with solid or liquid substances E950 X60–65 18 3.8 4 .6 -84.2 22 1.9
Poisoning with solvents, gases, pesticides and vapours E951–952 X66–69 3 .6 13 1.9 216.7 16 1.4
Hanging, strangulation and suffocation E953 X70 398 83.9 626 89.7 6.9 1024 87.4
Drowning and submersion E954 X71 4 .8 4 .6 -2.5 8 .7
Handgun, rifle, shotgun, larger firearm or unspecified firearm discharge E955 X72–75 15 3.3 29 4.1 24.2 44 3.7
Self-harm by smoke, fire, flames, steam, hot vapours, and hot and sharp objects E956 X76–79 9 1.9 13 1.8 -5.3 22 1.9
Jumping from a high places E957 X80 18 3.8 7 1.0 -73.7 25 2.1
Self-harm by jumping or lying before a moving object, crashing of a motor vehicle or other means E958–959 X81–84 9 1.9 2 .3 -84.2 11 .9
Total E950–959 X60–84 474 100.0 698 100.0   1172 100.0
  1. 1 % – proportion (%);
  2. 2 % – % change from the first to the second time period;