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Table 1 Characteristics of patients treated for self-poisoning (respondents were compared with non-respondents)

From: Treatment received, satisfaction with health care services, and psychiatric symptoms 3 months after hospitalization for self-poisoning

Characteristics Respondents (n = 242) Non-respondents (n = 622) P value
Mean age 40.8 years 40.4 years 0.746a
Females 66% 56% 0.007*
Norwegian 86% 86% 0.967
Living alone 42% 40% 0.605
Employed 19% 19% 0.887
Intention    0.382
Suicide attempt 42% 38%  
Appeal 27% 26%  
Substance-use-related poisoning 31% 36%  
Previous suicide attempt 44% 50% 0.087
Current psychiatric treatment 42% 40% 0.744
Previous psychiatric treatment 44% 50% 0.087
Daily use of substances 27% 39% 0.003*
  1. aStudent's t test was used; the other variables were compared using the χ2 test.
  2. *Significant at a 5% level.