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Table 2 Stated reason for Suicide commission by baseline characteristics

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

  Stated reason for suicide commission, n = 72(50.70%) 
Marital/relationship problems
32(44.44)
Mental disorder
13(18.06)
Financial problem
11(15.28)
Failed exam
5 (6.94)
Other
11(15.28)
P-value
Gender      0.365
 Male122(85.92)28(47.46)9(15.25)10(16.95)6(5.08)9(15.25) 
 Female20(14.08)4(30.77)4(30.77)1(7.69)2(15.38)2(15.38) 
Suicide Method      0.005
 Hanging89(67.94)15(35.71)9(21.43)7(16.67)4(9.52)7(16.67) 
 firearms24(18.32)11(73.33)0(0.00)1(6.67)0(0.00)3(20.00) 
 Poison11(8.40)3(60.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)1(20.00)1(20.00) 
 Other7(5.34)0(0.00)4(100.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
Age mean(SD)34.81 ± 15.7138.15 ± 16.8230.92 ± 9.7536.80 ± 10.6119.60 ± 3.0545.00 ± 15.420.010
Income bracket      0.159
 High35(33.02)7(36.84)2(10.53)3(15.79)1(5.26)6(31.58) 
 Average31(29.25)8(53.33)2(13.33)3(20.00)0(0.00)2(13.33) 
 Low7(6.60)1(33.33)1(33.33)0(0.00)0(0.00)1(33.33) 
 Student/Unemployed33(31.13)6(37.50)5(31.25)1(6.25)4(25.00)0(0.00) 
Region      0.870
 Ashanti25(17.86)2(15.38)3(23.08)3(23.08)2(15.38)3(23.08) 
 Brong Ahafo5(3.57)3(100.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
 Central15(10.71)3(57.14)1(14.29)0(0.00)1(14.29)1(14.29) 
 Eastern23(16.43)5(41.67)4(33.33)2(16.67)0(0.00)1(8.33) 
 Greater Accra37(26.43)8(44.44)3(16.67)3(16.67)1(5.56)3(16.67) 
 Northern2(1.43)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
 Upper East6(4.29)2(66.67)1(33.33)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
 Upper West2(1.43)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)0(0.00) 
 Western14(10.00)5(45.45)0(0.00)3(27.27)1(9.09)2(18.18) 
 Volta11(7.86)2(50.00)1(25.00)0(0.00)0(0.00)1(25.00)