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Table 1 Comparisons between suicide attempters and non-attempters among 336 depressed adults

From: Comorbid atypical autistic traits as a potential risk factor for suicide attempts among adult depressed patients: a case–control study

  Suicide attempters(n= 31) Suicide non-attempters(n= 305) p
Age (year) mean (SD) 35.6 (13.5) 41.8 (14.3) .02
Range 19–62 18–83  
  n (%) n (%)  
Under 29 years old 15 (48) 59 (19) <.01
Female gender 20 (65) 188 (62) .85
Already treated at the first visit 23 (74) 190 (62) .24
Drug treatments at the first visit 19 (61) 171 (56) .70
Anxiolytics 10 (32) 109 (36) .84
Antidepressants 11 (35) 100 (33) .84
Mood stabilizers 6 (19) 40 (13) .41
Antipsychotics 5 (16) 43 (14) .79
Educational level    
University or upper 9 (29) 136 (45) .13
High school or lower 22 (71) 169 (55)  
Marital status    
Married 15 (48) 172 (56) .45
Unmarried, divorced, or widowed 16 (52) 133 (44)  
Employment    
Employed, homemaker, undergraduate 20 (65) 206 (67) .84
Unemployed or retired 11 (35) 99 (33)  
Living alone 2 (6) 65 (21) .06
Past suicidal behaviors 16 (52) 41 (13) <.01
Family history of psychiatric disorders 9 (29) 77 (25) .67
Family history of suicide 6 (20) 20 (7) .02
Bipolarity 13 (42) 117 (38) .70
Agitation 18 (58) 37 (12) <.01
Psychotic features 4 (13) 17 (6) .12
Physical diseases 3 (10) 49 (16) .44
Alcohol abuse 7 (23) 37 (12) .16
Cluster B personality disorder 4 (13) 7 (2) .01
ASD 9 (29) 28 (9) .003
Autistic disorder or Asperger's disorder 0 (0) 12 (4) .61
PDD-NOS 9 (29) 16 (5) .001