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Table 1 Method of Suicide commission by baseline characteristics

From: Trends of online news media reported suicides in Ghana (1997–2019)

  Method of suicide commission, n = 131(92.25)
Overall
n = 142
Hanging
89(67.94)
Firearms
24(18.32)
Poison
11(8.840)
Othera
7(5.34)
P-value
Gender     0.279
 Male122(85.92)74(66.07)23(20.54)10(8.93)5(4.46) 
 Female20(14.08)15(78.95)1(5.26)1(5.26)2(10.53) 
Reason     0.005
 Marital/family/relationship problems32(44.44)15(51.72)11(37.93)3(10.34)0(0.00) 
 Mental/depression13(18.06)9(69.23)0(0.00)0(0.00)4(30.77) 
 Financial11(15.28)7(87.50)1(12.50)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
 Failed exam5 (6.94)4(80.00)0(0.00)1(20.00)0(0.00) 
 Other11(15.28)7(63.64)3(27.27)1(9.09)0(0.00) 
Age mean(SD)34.81 ± 15.7133.90 ± 15.9642.19 ± 15.4529.14 ± 14.38633.8 ± 16.260.2047
Income bracket     0.050
 High35(33.02)22(64.71)10(29.41)2(5.88)0(0.00) 
 Average31(29.25)19(65.52)7(24.14)2(6.90)1(3.45) 
 Low7(6.60)5(71.43)0(0.00)0(0.00)2(28.57) 
 Student/Unemployed33(31.13)21(65.63)3(9.38)5(15.63)3(9.38) 
Region     0.240
 Ashanti25(17.86)15(62.50)4(16.67)4(16.67)1(4.17) 
 Brong Ahafo5(3.57)2(40.00)1(20.00)2(40.00)0(0.00) 
 Central15(10.71)10(76.92)2(15.38)0(0.00)1(7.69) 
 Eastern23(16.43)18(78.26)3(13.04)1(4.35)1(4.35) 
 Greater Accra37(26.43)19(59.38)8(25.00)1(3.13)4(12.50) 
 Northern2(1.43)1(50.00)1(50.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
 Upper East6(4.29)2(40.00)2(40.00)1(20.00)0(0.00) 
 Upper West2(1.43)1(50.00)0(0.00)1(50.00)0(0.00) 
 Western14(10.00)9(69.23)3(23.08)1(7.69)0(0.00) 
 Volta11(7.86)11(100.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
  1. aSuicide by jumping (n = 4), slitting/impalement(n = 2), and drowning (n = 1)