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Table 2 Inter-group comparison of onset of school difficulties before age 12 (N = 146)

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 with school difficulties
n (percentage)
Individuals in control group with school difficulties
n (percentage)
p*
Academic failure, onset before age 12n = 32
20 (63)
n = 6
5 (83)
0.32
Inappropriate behavior at school, onset before age 12n = 35
23 (66)
n = 19
9 (47)
0.19
Combined school difficulties, onset before age 12n = 45
41 (91)
n = 9
8 (89)
0.83
  1. * Bivariate analysis with Chi-square test to compare suicides and controls, significant at p < 0.05