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Table 3 Methods of suicide in females 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 26 22.6 9 6.0 -73.5 35 13.2
Poisoning with solvents, gases, pesticides and vapours E951–952 X66–69 1 .9 7 4.7 422.2 8 3.0
Hanging, strangulation and suffocation E953 X70 67 58.3 114 76.0 30.4 181 68.3
Drowning and submersion E954 X71 2 1.7 9 6.0 252.9 11 4.1
Handgun, rifle, shotgun, larger firearm or unspecified firearm discharge E955 X72–75 0 0 1 .6 - 1 .4
Self-harm by smoke, fire, flames, steam, hot vapours, and hot and sharp objects E956 X76–79 5 4.3 4 2.7 -37.2 9 3.4
Jumping from a high places E957 X80 8 7.0 6 4.0 -42.9 14 5.3
Self-harm by jumping or lying before a moving object, crashing of a motor vehicle or other means E958–959 X81–84 6 5.2 0 0 -100.0 6 2.3
Total E950–959 X60–84 115 100.0 150 12.9   265 100.0
  1. 1 % – proportion (%);
  2. 2 % – % change from the first to the second time period;