Table 2

Patient demographics
Unexpected death Low lethality SA High lethality SA Completed suicide
n Valid % n Valid % n Valid % n Valid %
Sex Male 6 40.0 6 24.0 14 51.9 5 45.5
Female 9 60.0 19 76.0 13 48.1 6 54.5
Not reported 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA
Race Asian 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 7.4 1 9.0
Am. Indian/Pac. Islander 1 6.7 1 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Black 2 13.3 2 8.0 5 18.5 1 9.0
White 8 53.3 20 80.0 18 66.7 9 81.8
Other 4 26.7 2 8.0 1 3.7 0 0.0
Not disclosed 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 3.7 0 0.0
Not reported 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA
Primary Dx Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective 4 26.7 2 8.0 5 18.5 3 27.3
Bipolar I or II 2 13.3 7 28.0 8 29.6 2 18.2
Unipolar depression 4 26.7 9 36.0 7 25.9 4 36.4
Personality disorder 2 13.3 6 24.0 5 18.5 2 18.2
Anxiety disorder 3 20.0 1 4.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Substance abuse 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 3.7 0 0.0
Unknown 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Other 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 3.7 0 0.0
Not reported 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA
Past suicide attempts Yes 5 35.7 15 60.0 15 55.6 5 45.5
No 9 64.3 10 40.0 12 44.4 6 54.5
Not reported 2 NA 1 NA 1 NA 1 NA
Length of therapy Mode 1-5 years 1-5 years 5 years 1 year
Approx. median 1 year 6 months – 1 year 1-5 years 1 year
Mean age 49.7 years 37.2 years 41.3 years 49.1 years

Yaseen et al.

Yaseen et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:230   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-230

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