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Table 2 Summary of experience of suicide

From: Online assessment of suicide stigma, literacy and effect in Australia’s rural farming community

User Type
N (%)
Allb
(N = 562)
Male All (N = 192) Female All (N = 359)
I have attempted to take my own life 38 (6.8) 14 (7.3) 22 (6.1)
I have been touched by suicide in some other way 109 (21.2) 40 (20.8) 78 (21.7)
I have cared for someone who attempted to take their own life 44 (7.8) 11 (5.7) 32 (8.9)
I have had thoughts about taking my own life 88 (15.7) 41 (21.4) 46 (12.8)
Someone I know took their own life 268 (47.7) 86 (44.8) 181 (50.4)
Someone I know took their own life N = 268 N = 86 N = 181
Was this person a family member (Yes/No)
 No response (participants have not yet completed question)a 22 (8.2) 6 (7.0) 16 (8.8)
 Yes 120 (21.4) 24 (27.9) 96 (53.0)
 No 126 (22.4) 56 (65.1) 69 (38.1)
Effect on your life N = 268 N = 86 N = 181
 No responsea 70 (26.1) 22 (25.6) 47 (26.0)
 The death had a significant or devastating effect on me that I still feel 73 (27.2) 12 (14.0) 61 (33.7)
 The death disrupted my life in a significant or devastating way, but I no longer feel that way 31 (11.6) 7 (8.1) 24 (13.6)
 The death disrupted my life for a short time 36 (13.4) 14 (16.3) 22 (12.1)
 The death had somewhat of an effect on me, but did not disrupt my life 49 (18.2) 26 (30.2) 23 (12.7)
 The death had little effect on my life 9 (3.3) 5 (5.8) 4 (2.2)
  1. aThe high rate of no response reflects the fact that only people who identified as being bereaved by suicide were presented with this question. In addition, not all participants had yet reached this stage in their personalised website pathway in order to be able to complete the question)
  2. b4 participants marked ‘other’ and 7 participants did not provide gender information
  3. Bold entries highlight points discussed in the text or represent summed totals of a number of categories
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