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Table 1 Characteristics of substance users with and without suicidal ideation

From: Factors that affect substance users’ suicidal behavior: a view from the Addiction Severity Index in Korea

Characteristics With suicidal ideation Without suicidal ideation P value
(N = 215) (N = 308)
General information    
   Age in years 42.09 ± 8.08 44.21 ± 8.48 0.004
   Male 201 (93.5) 287 (93.5) 0.999
   Education (grades) 10.01 ± 2.24 10.27 ± 2.34 0.208
   Employed 43 (20.0) 68 (22.2) 0.588
Drug and alcohol information
   Detoxification treatment 39 (18.2) 25 (8.2) 0.001
Social information    
   Marital status    0.013
     Married 62 (28.8) 122 (39.7)  
     Single 84 (39.1) 87 (28.3)  
     Separated/divorced/widowed 69 (32.1) 98 (31.9)  
   Satisfaction of family environment 129 (60.8) 229 (74.6) 0.001
   Satisfaction of spare time 135 (63.1) 248 (81.0) <0.001
   Spare time    <0.001
     with others 125 (59.0) 236 (77.1)  
     alone 87 (41.0) 70 (22.9)  
   Serious family problem    
     with mother 78 (36.3) 69 (22.5) 0.001
     with father 81 (37.7) 69 (22.5) <0.001
     with brothers and sisters 66 (30.8) 49 (16.0) <0.001
     with friend 86 (40.0) 69 (22.5) <0.001
   Emotional abuse 107 (50.0) 60 (19.5) <0.001
   Physical abuse 34 (15.9) 17 (5.5) <0.001
   Sexual abuse 5 (2.3) 0 (0.0) 0.007
   Pain from family problem 0.99 ± 1.47 0.58 ± 1.26 0.001
   Pain from social problem 0.84 ± 1.36 0.49 ± 1.13 0.002
   Need for treatment for family problem 0.80 ± 1.35 0.46 ± 1.15 0.003
   Need for treatment for social problem 0.64 ± 1.23 0.41 ± 1.04 0.024
Psychological information    
   Serious depression 136 (63.3) 56 (18.2) <0.001
   Serious anxiety or tension 110 (51.2) 40 (13.0) <0.001
   Hallucinations 44 (20.5) 10 (3.3) <0.001
   Trouble with understanding, concentrating, or remembering 111 (51.6) 62 (20.3) <0.001
   Trouble with controlling violent behavior 115 (53.5) 59 (19.2) <0.001
   Prescription experience 81 (37.7) 40 (13.0) <0.001
   Pain from psychological problem 2.61 ± 1.43 1.24 ± 1.53 <0.001
   Need for treatment 2.35 ± 1.66 0.99 ± 1.46 <0.001
  1. The categorical variables are presented as n (%) in the chi-square test, and the continuous variables are presented as the mean ± SD in the Student’s t test.