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Table 2 Study 2 – findings from the cross-sectional survey (n = 921): Triggers associated with the non-fatal self-poisoning act and associations with intention to die

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

Immediate stressors % (n) Association with self-reported intention to die
P value
Argument with spouse 23.4 (222) .418
Argument with parent 17.7 (168) <.001
Argument with child 1.9 (18) .673
Argument with other people 9.4 (89) .258
Argument and physical assault by husband 1.5 (14) .210
Conflict regarding romantic relationship (with partner or close family members) 15.4 (131) .003
Severe financial difficulties 3.8 (35) .097
Unbearable pain symptoms 4.1 (38) .008
Exam stress 1.4 (13) .936
Insomnia or had bad dreams 0.5 (5) .501
Close family member recently attempted self-poisoning 0.7 (6) .007
Unwanted pregnancy 0.4 (1) .365
Other 16.8 (155) .744
Unable to give a reason 2.8 (26) .790