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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Comparison of sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of adolescent patients aged 9-24 with deliberate self-poisoning by quartiles of RRRS

Variable Q1 (n=26) Q2 (n=33) Q3 (n=10) Q4 (n=7) p
Sex 0.009†
Male 9 (35) 5 (15) 5 (50) 5 (71)
Female 17 (65) 28 (85) 5 (50) 2 (29)
Visit time (hour) 0.464
0-6 10 (38) 7 (21) 2 (20) 3 (43)
6-12 5 (19) 6 (18) 2 (20) 1 (14)
12-18 6 (23) 13 (39) 2 (20) 0 (0)
18-24 5 (19) 7 (21) 4 (40) 3 (43)
Trigger event 0.753
Interpersonal problems 14 (54) 14 (42) 4 (40) 3 (43)
Economic and social problem 2 (8) 10 (30) 2 (20) 2 (29)
Others 5 (19) 4 (12) 2 (20) 1 (14)
Unknown 5 (19) 5 (15) 2 (20) 1 (14)
Suicide intent expression 0.694
Admit 12 (46) 17 (52) 5 (50) 5 (71)
Denial 9 (35) 9 (27) 2 (20) 0 (0)
Unmeasured 5 (19) 7 (21) 3 (30) 2 (29)
Type of poisoning drug 0.106
Psychiatric drug 12 (46) 22 (67) 3 (30) 3 (43)
Other prescribed drug 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (10) 1 (14)
OTC drug 11 (42) 10 (30) 6 (60) 3 (43)
Herbicide 3 (12) 1 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Blood alcohol level (mg/dL) 0.049*
0 23 (88) 29 (88) 65 (94) 4 (57)
-150 3 (12) 3 (9) 4 (6) 2 (29)
>150 0 (0) 1 (3) 0 (0) 1 (14)
Psychiatric treatment history 0.149
None 13 (50) 8 (24) 5 (50) 3 (43)
In treatment 13 (50) 20 (61) 4 (4) 3 (43)
Previous history 0 (0) 5 (15) 1 (10) 1 (14)
Previous suicide attempt 0.196
No 21 (81) 21 (64) 7 (70) 7 (100)
Yes 5 (19) 12 (36) 3 (30) 0 (0)
Previous psychiatric admission 1.000
None 22 (88) 27 (82) 9 (90) 7 (100)
Once 3 (12) 4 (12) 1 (10) 0 (0)
Multiple 1 (0) 2 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Last psychiatric outpatient visit 0.224
None 11 (42) 7 (21) 3 (30) 3 (38)
Within 1 week 4 (15) 8 (24) 0 (0) 1 (13)
Within 1 month 10 (38) 12 (36) 3 (30) 2 (25)
More than 1 month 1 (4) 6 (18) 4 (40) 2 (25)
Psychiatric treatment consent 0.308
Refusal to treatment 13 (50) 17 (52) 8 (80) 5 (20)
Consent to treatment 13 (50) 16 (48) 2 (20) 20 (80)
Number of outpatient visits after discharge 0.694
0 9 (35) 18 (55) 6 (60) 6 (86)
1-9 15 (58) 8 (24) 3 (30) 1 (14)
10- 2 (8) 7 (21) 1 (10) 0 (0)

* p<0.05, p<0.01. 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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