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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Comparison of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with deliberate self-poisoning by quartiles of RRRS (n=491)

Variable Q1 (n=127) Q2 (n=235) Q3 (n=63) Q4 (n=66) χ2 p
Sex 34.036 <0.001‡
Male 30 (24) 70 (30) 28 (44) 41 (62)
Female 97 (76) 165 (70) 35 (56) 25 (38)
Age (yr) 36.472 <0.01†
-29 33 (26) 52 (22) 13 (21) 11 (17)
30-39 20 (16) 35 (15) 3 (5) 8 (12)
40-49 25 (20) 51 (22) 12 (19) 7 (11)
50-59 34 (27) 52 (22) 15 (24) 15 (23)
60-69 9 (7) 25 (22) 6 (10) 8 (12)
70- 6 (5) 20 (9) 14 (22) 17 (26)
Visit time (hour) 7.230 0.613
0-6 34 (27) 49 (21) 12 (19) 16 (24)
6-12 21 (17) 32 (14) 13 (21) 9 (14)
12-18 29 (23) 78 (33) 18 (29) 17 (26)
18-24 43 (34) 76 (32) 20 (32) 24 (36)
Trigger event 7.124 0.624
Interpersonal problems 67 (53) 114 (49) 28 (44) 26 (39)
Economic and social problems 15 (12) 44 (19) 14 (22) 13 (20)
Others 21 (17) 37 (16) 12 (19) 14 (21)
Unknown 24 (19) 40 (17) 9 (14) 13 (20)
Suicide intent expression 40.270 <0.001‡
Admit 39 (31) 105 (45) 34 (54) 46 (70)
Denial 58 (46) 69 (29) 11 (17) 6 (9)
Unmeasured 30 (24) 61 (26) 18 (29) 14 (21)
Type of poisoning drug 75.652 <0.001‡
Psychiatric drugs 69 (54) 117 (50) 15 (24) 17 (26)
Other prescribed drugs 27 (21) 53 (23) 9 (14) 15 (23)
OTC drugs 25 (20) 41 (17) 11 (17) 12 (18)
Herbicides 6 (5) 24 (10) 28 (44) 22 (33)
Blood alcohol levels (mg/dL) 3.069 0.800
0 82 (65) 151 (64) 35 (56) 40 (61)
-150 22 (17) 48 (20) 14 (22) 15 (23)
>150 23 (18) 36 (15) 14 (22) 11 (17)
Psychiatric treatment history 6.124 0.409
None 56 (44) 97 (41) 34 (54) 35 (53)
In treatment 57 (45) 112 (48) 21 (33) 25 (38)
Previous history 14 (11) 26 (11) 8 (13) 6 (9)
Previous suicide attempt 7.263 0.064
No 103 (81) 163 (69) 50 (79) 51 (77)
Yes 24 (19) 72 (31) 13 (21) 15 (23)
Previous psychiatric admission 3.983 0.679
None 103 (81) 185 (79) 54 (86) 53 (43)
Once 9 (7) 28 (12) 4 (6) 7 (6)
Multiple 15 (12) 22 (9) 5 (8) 63 (51)
Last psychiatric outpatient visit 9.053 0.432
None 49 (39) 89 (38) 31 (49) 34 (52)
Within one week 17 (13) 38 (16) 7 (11) 6 (9)
Within one month 44 (35) 73 (31) 14 (22) 17 (26)
More than one month 17 (13) 35 (15) 11 (17) 9 (14)
Psychiatric Treatment consent 1.956 0.581
Refusal 84 (66) 142 (60) 40 (63) 45 (18)
Consent 43 (34) 93 (40) 23 (37) 210 (82)
Number of outpatient visits after discharge 6.662 0.353
0 75 (59) 143 (61) 38 (60) 47 (71)
1-9 43 (34) 65 (28) 20 (32) 16 (24)
10- 9 (7) 27 (11) 5 (8) 3 (5)

p<0.01, p<0.001. RRRS: risk-rescue rating scale, OTC drug: over-the-counter drugs (medicines sold directly to a consumer without a requirement for a prescription from a healthcare professional)

J Korean Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2021;32:17-27 https://doi.org/10.5765/jkacap.200034
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