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Table 2 Prevalence of self-harm thoughts and actions by presence of suicidal intent

From: Self-harm in young people with perinatal HIV and HIV negative young people in England: cross sectional analysis

Variable Total (n = 56) Self-harm without suicidal intent (n = 30) Self harm with suicidal intent (n = 26) P value
n (%)
Thoughts
 Ever felt life was not worth living? 47 (83.9) 21 (70.0) 26 (100.0) 0.002
 Ever wished you were dead and away from it all?a 41 (87.2) 16 (76.2) 25 (96.2) 0.041
Actions
 Repeated self-harmb 16 (64.0) 4 (44.4) 12 (75.0) 0.127
 Swallowed pills/ poisonous substance at last self-harm 20 (35.7) 9 (30.0) 11 (42.3) 0.338
 Cutting at last self-harm 35 (62.5) 20 (66.7) 15 (57.7) 0.489
 Presented to hospital after last self-harm 8 (14.3) 2 (6.7) 6 (23.1) 0.166
  1. aunknown for 9 self-harm without suicidal intent; b > 1 episode, of those who had self-harmed in the preceding 12 months (N = 25 overall, N = 9 and 16 without or with suicidal intent respectively)