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Table 1 Demographic and clinical variables

From: Lower suicide intention in patients with personality disorders admitted for deliberate self-poisoning than in patients with other diagnoses

(N = 117) F60-69 personality disorder (n = 25) Other diagnoses (F30-39 affective disorders, F10-19 substance use disorders, F40-49 anxiety disorders and unknown psychiatric diagnoses combined) p value
Male 16% 34%  
Female 84% 66% 0.087
Mean age, years (SD) 34.6 (11.6) 40.2 (15.4) 0.099a
Living alone 30% 70% 0.111
Educational level
 Elementary school 40% 44% 0.772
 College 36% 29%
 Higher education/University 24% 28%
Previously hospitalized with DSP 29% 71% 0.047*
Contact with health care services because of any DSH last week before current episodeb 65% 36% 0.015*
Previous self-poisoning
 No 12% 37% 0.71
 Once 20% 22%
 2–3 times 40% 27%
 4 times or more 28% 14%
Previous cutting
 No 37% 59% 0.023*
 Once 16% 12%
 2–3 times 11%
 4 times or more 47% 18%
  1. The numbers in the table vary from 113 to 117 due to missing responses on single questions
  2. * Significant p-value
  3. aIndependent samples t test, the other p values are calculated from a Chi-square test
  4. bNot all the columns in the Chi-square test are displayed here, only less than 1 week category