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Table 1 Study variables in Japan, 1987–2005

From: Media suicide-reports, Internet use and the occurrence of suicides between 1987 and 2005 in Japan

Variables Mean ± sd Range
Number of monthly suicide cases   
Males 1415.71 ± 352.38 888–2423
Females 672.74 ± 90.88 479–1062
Number of monthly suicide cases in the previous month   
Males 1415.71 ± 352.38 888–2423
Females 672.74 ± 90.88 479–1062
Newspaper articles about suicide   
in the previous month (× 106) 480.33 ± 300.3 56.9–1685.23
Prevalence of household Internet use in the previous month (%) 17.65 ± 29.12 0–88.1
National jobless rate in the previous month (%) 3.43 ± 1.14 1.90–5.80