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Table 1 Prevalence of suicidality, frequency and methods used among adolescents with HIV in Uganda (CHAKA study)

From: Prevalence and risk factors for youth suicidality among perinatally infected youths living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda: the CHAKA study

  Total (N = 392) Gender Locality
Male Female Urban Rural
Caregiver reported
 Moderate to severe risk of suicidalitya 42(10.7%)
(CI 8–14.1)
16(8.7%)
(CI 5.4–13.8)
26(12.4%)
(CI 8.6 –17.7)
25(12.9%)
(CI 8.9–18.5)
17(8.5%)
(CI 5.4–13.3)
 Attempted suicide lifetimeb 9 (2.30%)
(CI 1.2–4.4)
2(1.2%)
(CI 0.3–4.5)
7(3.4%)
(CI 1.6–7.1)
9(4.9%)
(CI 2.5–9.2)
0
Youth Self-report
 Attempted suicide last monthc 7(1.8%)
(CI 0.8–3.7)
1(0.6%)
(CI 0.07–3.8)
6(2.9%)
(CI 1.2–6.3)
5(2.3%)
(CI 1.1–6.1)
2(1.0%)
(CI 0.2– 4.0)
 Attempted suicide lifetimed 11(2.8%)
(CI 1.6–5.0)
4(2.2%)
(CI 0.8–5.7)
7(3.4%)
(CI 1.6–6.9)
9(4.7%)
(CI 2.4–8.7)
2(1.0%)
(CI 0.2–3.9)
Frequency of attempted suicide (N = 11)
 1 time 6 (54.5%) 4(100%) 2(28.6%) 4(44.4%) 2(100)
 2 times 3 (27.3%) 0 3(42.9%) 3(33.3%) 0
 6 times 1 (9.1%) 0 1(14.3%) 1(11.1%) 0
 9 times 1 (9.1%) 0 1(14.3%) 1(11.1%) 0
Methods of attempted suicide (N = 11)
 Cutting 2(18.2%) 2(50%) 0 2(22.2%)  
 Use of HIV medications 2(18.2%) 1(25%) 1(14.3% 2(22.2) 0
 Others(organophosphates, hanging, stabbing, self-starvation) 6(54.5%) 0 6(85.7%) 5(22.2) 1(11.1%)
  1. Among children (5–11yrs), the caregiver reported 10/689(1.5%) had ever attempted suicide in their lifetime
  2. aModerate to severe risk of suicidality as defined by the suicidality module of the of Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.)
  3. bAssessed by asking the caregiver the question, ‘In the lifetime of this child has he/she ever deliberately injured him/herself?’
  4. cAssessed by asking the adolescent the question, ‘In the past month, did you attempt suicide? Try to kill yourself?’
  5. dAssessed by asking the adolescent the question, ‘In your lifetime, did you ever try to kill yourself?’