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Table 1 Study characteristics of cross-sectional and cohort studies included (n = 16)

From: Association of socio-economic position and suicide/attempted suicide in low and middle income countries in South and South-East Asia – a systematic review

Study Country Study design Sampling frame Sample (Response rate %) % Male Age range Outcome Outcome ascertainment (time period)
Feroz (2012) [7] Bangladesh Cross-sectional 2008 National ID data 12422 (80 %) 52 All ages Suicide & Attempted suicide Self-report - household informant (ever)
Lee (2007) [39] China Cross-sectional Census 1628 (74 %) NR 18-70 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever)
Ma (2009) [12] China Cross-sectional Census 5926 (94 %) 46 ≥15 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever)
Sun (2010)[47] China Cross-sectional Census 20716 (86 %) 50 ≥18 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever & last year)
Ma (2010) [41] China Cross-sectional Geographical location 6625 (99 %) 48 15-69 Attempted suicide Self-report (last year)
Dai (2011) [36] China Cross-sectional Census 1654 (55 %) 47 16-34 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever & last year)
Li (2011) [40] China Cross-sectional NR 1032 (86 %) 52 ≥60 Attempted suicide Self-report (last year)
Chiu (2012) [6] China Cross-sectional Census 263 (64 %) 52 ≥50 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever)
Blum (2012) – A [30] China Cross-sectional Census 6212 (NR) 50 15-24 Attempted suicide Self-report (last year)
Rebholz (2011) [44] China Cohort Sampling centres 169871 (NR) 49 ≥40 Suicide Hospital records/death certificates (8.3 years mean follow-up)
Chowdury (2005) [35] India Cross-sectional Geographical location 938 (100 %) 56 All ages Suicide & Attempted suicide Self-report - household informant (ever)
Maselko (2008) [43] India Cohort Primary Care 2494 (83 %) 0 18-45 Suicide & Attempted suicide Self-report (last year)
Sauvaget (2009) [45] India Cohort Nested in an oral cancer screening trial 151728 (87 %) 38 ≥35 Suicide Death records (7.5 years mean follow-up)
Devries (2011) - A [31] Thailand – City Cross-sectional Census 1379 (85 %) 0 15-49 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever)
Devries (2011) - B [31] Thailand – Province Cross-sectional Census 1140 (85 %) 0 15-49 Attempted suicide Self-report (ever)
Blum (2012) - B [30] Vietnam Cross-sectional Census 6191 (NR) 47 15-24 Attempted suicide Self-report (last year)
  1. NR - Not reported