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Table 1 Frequency (%) of suicide attempters in the six-year observation period by socio-demographic variables and substance use variables measured at admission and at follow-up (N = 160).

From: Predictors of suicide attempters in substance-dependent patients: a six-year prospective follow-up

Socio-demographic and substance use variables Suicide attempters %
Age  
   ≥ 30 (n = 128) 16
   <30 (n = 32) 31*
Gender  
   Female (n = 47) 21
   Male (n = 113) 18
Employed  
   No (n = 96) 19
   Yes (n = 49) 16
Married/cohabiting  
   Yes (n = 56) 13
   No (n = 89) 21
Elementary school only  
   No (n = 85) 13
   Yes (n = 75) 25*
Main substance of abuse  
   Poly-substance-dependent (n = 74) 19
   Alcohol dependent (n = 86) 19
Age of onset  
Substance use disorder  
   ≥ 18 years (n = 87) 16
   <18 years (n = 73) 22
Use of substances at follow-up  
   Abstainers (n = 48) 10
   Relapsers (n = 112) 22
  1. *p < 0.05