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Table 1 Demographics of patients presenting to the emergency department post-suicide attempt

From: Characteristics of patients presenting post-suicide attempt to an Academic Medical Center Emergency Department in Lebanon

(N = 108) No. (%)
Male 32 (29.6)
Age in years
 ≤ 21 28 (25.9)
 22–49 60 (55.6)
 ≥ 50 20 (18.5)
 ≥ 65 4 (3.7)
Employment statusa
 Employed 27 (29.0)
 Unemployed 40 (43.0)
 Student 26 (28.0)
Marital status
 Singleb 66 (61.1)
 Married 42 (38.9)
Relationship or marriage problems’ effect on the attempta
 None 51 (53.7)
 Direct 34 (35.8)
 Indirect 10 (10.5)
Residential statusa
 Family 93 (86.9)
 Otherc 14 (13.1) 
Underlying psychiatric disorder
 Depression 70 (64.8)
 None 25 (23.1)
 Schizophrenia 8 (7.4)
 Otherd 5 (4.6)
Patient accompanimenta
 ED with family 80 (78.4)
 ED with friends 7 (6.9)
 ED with EMS 7 (6.9)
 Othere 8 (7.8)
Insurance statusa
 Self 65 (65.7)
 Insuredf 34 (34.3)
Family barrier to hospital admission 19 (19.2)
 Left the ED AMAa 27 (27.3)
  Yes, as per family 19 (19.2)
  Yes, as per patient 8 (8.1)
  No 72 (72.7)
  1. EMS emergency medical services, ED Emergency Department, AMA against medical advice
  2. a Variables with missing values
  3. b Single includes divorced patients and those in relationships (not married)
  4. c 12 patients lived alone and 2 were domestic workers living at employer’s home
  5. d Included 2 with substance abuse disorder and 3 with general anxiety disorder
  6. e Includes 3 presenting with personal drivers, 3 with housekeepers, and 2 with strangers
  7. f Though many of our patients were insured, some insurance companies do not cover psychiatric-related hospitalization