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Table 1 Study 1 – Semi-structured interviews: participant characteristics and details of the non-fatal self-poisoning act

From: Non-fatal self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: associated triggers and motivations

Variable Median (min-max) % (n)
Female   54 (n = 13)
Age years 30 (14–85)  
Type of poisons ingested   
Pharmaceutical drug overdose   42 (n = 10)
Pesticides   33 (n = 8)
Other   21 (n = 5)
Interpersonal conflict reported as acute trigger associated with self-poisoning attempt   88 (n = 21)
Premeditation ≤ 24 h   92 (n = 22)
Poison obtained from home or garden   67 (n = 16)
Those with history of previous suicide attempts   25 (n = 6)
Depressed (ICD 10 criteria)   33 (n = 8)
Alcohol use disorder (harmful use/dependency – ICD 10 criteria)   29 (n = 7)a
Intoxicated at the time of attempted self-poisoning   25 (n = 6)b
  1. aAll males
  2. bAll males who also met criteria for alcohol use disorder