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Table 2 Total Beck Depression Inventory (BDI)-II scores vs severity of suicide symptoms

From: Suicidality and depression among adult patients admitted in general medical facilities in Kenya

  BDI-II score Total of 1,2,3 Total P valuea
  No Yes      
  0 1 2 3    
0 to 13: no depression 1,875 (96.1%) 73 (3.7%) 3 (0.15%) 1 (0.05%) 3.9 1,952 (100%) χ2 = 6.976E2a, df = 9, P < 0.000
14 to 19: mild depression 270 (81.1% 57 (17.1%) 3 (0.9%) 3 (0.9%) 18.9 333 (100%)  
20 to 28: moderate depression 127 (67.9%) 56 (30%) 3 (1.6%) 1 (0.5%) 32.1 187 (100%)  
29 to 63: severe depression 23 (32.4%) 29 (40.8%) 10 (14.1%) 9 (12.7%) 67.6 71 (100%)  
Total 2,295 (90.2%) 215 (8.5%) 19 (0.7%) 14 (0.6%)   2,543 (100%)  
  1. BDI-II scores: 0 = I do not have thoughts of killing myself; 1 = I have thoughts of killing myself, but I'd not carry them out; 2 = I'd like to kill myself; 3 = I'd kill myself if I had a chance.
  2. aFrequency of suicide symptoms significantly increased with severity of depression.
  3. df = degrees of freedom.