Table 4

Comparison of those whose last episode of self-harm was associated with vs. without a desire to die: their characteristics, and the characteristics of the act and its consequences1
Wanted to die (n = 229) N (%) Did not want to die (n = 676) N (%) χ2 p-value
Female 184 (80.3) 541 (80.0) 0.01 0.917
Mother in manual social class 29 (12.6) 62 (9.2) 4.8 0.091
Less than 5 GCSEs/ GNVQs A*-C 77 (33.6) 94 (13.9) 42.4 <0.001
8 or more on SMFQ aged 16 196 (85.6) 410 (60.7) 48.1 <0.001
Took pills 72 (31.4) 49 (7.2) 86.4 <0.001
Cut self 189 (82.5) 569 (84.2) 0.3 0.561
Felt better subsequently 86 (37.9) 357 (53.4) 16.2 <0.001
Sought medical help afterwards 69 (30.1) 43 (6.4) 89.1 <0.001

Notes

1. Non-response ranged from 0 to 9 (how felt)

Kidger et al.

Kidger et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:69   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-69

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