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Table 1 Characteristics of suicides and controls (N = 297)

From: Are school difficulties an early sign for mental disorder diagnosis and suicide prevention? A comparative study of individuals who died by suicide and control group

CharacteristicsIndividuals who died by suicide n = 200
% (n)
Individuals in
control group
n = 97
% (n)
p*
Male gender81 (162)59 (57)0.0001
Academic failure16 (32)6 (6)0.02
Inappropriate behavior at school18 (35)20 (19)0.66
Combined school difficulties23 (45)9 (9)0.006
Mental disorders/difficulties60 (120)35 (34)0.0001
Substance abuse52 (103)19 (18)0.0001
  1. * Bivariate analysis with Chi-square test to compare suicides and controls, significant at p < 0.05 (in italics)