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Table 1 Comparison of Characteristics of Suicide Attempters by the Level of Suicidal Risk

From: Association between level of suicide risk, characteristics of suicide attempts, and mental disorders among suicide attempters

Variables High-risk attempters
(N = 36)
Moderate-risk attempters
(N = 126)
Low-risk attempters
(N = 30)
Statistics
F p Post-hoc
Age 44.73 (15.31) 43.21 (15.77) 36.95 (13.73) 2.47 .087  
Education (years) 10.79 (3.96) 11.55 (4.10) 13.01 (3.00) 2.72 .068  
Age of first suicide attempt 32.92 (14.01) 27.45 (13.78) 26.16 (12.69) 2.59 .078  
No. of attempts 3.79 (5.25) 2.06 (1.90) 1.64 (1.04) 6.52 .002 High>Moderate>Low
  % % % X2 p Post-hoc
Gender, female 75.0 57.9 67.7 3.89 .143  
Divorced/separated/widowed 19.4 25.4 20.0 0.79 .675  
Family income, ≤1000$ 62.7 57.9 52.9 0.87 .647  
Employment, employed 28.6 50.8 43.3 5.52 .063  
% of single attempt 36.1 56.0 63.3 5.85 .053  
% of family history of suicide attempt 20.0 15.4 13.3 0.60 .739  
% of family history of suicide 11.1 13.7 3.4 2.42 .298  
Precipitants
 Aggravation of depression/anxiety 36.1 25.4 25.8 1.66 .435  
 Conflict with family/friends/peers 52.8 47.6 51.6 0.38 .826  
 Economic problems 14.3 24.6 10.0 4.17 .124  
 Medical illness 8.3 3.2 3.3 1.93 .381  
 Other (i.e., abuse, violence, legal problem, celebrity suicide) 13.9 9.4 10.0 0.60 .741