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Table 1 Number of suicide attempts for suicides and controls by gender

From: Repetition and severity of suicide attempts across the life cycle: a comparison by age group between suicide victims and controls with severe depression

  Females Males
  Suicide victims, n = 56 Controls, n = 56 Suicide victims, n = 44 Controls, n = 44
No. of suicide attempters 35 (63%)a 17 (30%) 25 (57%) 17 (39%)
No. of suicide attempts 93 51 40 25
Average no. of suicide attempts 1.66 0.91 1.1 0.57
No. of repeaters 19 (54%) 8 (47%) 8 (32%) 6 (35%)
No. of repeated suicide attempts 58 34 15 8
Average no. of attempts among repeaters 4.05 5.25 2.88 2.33
No. of severe attempts among attempters 13 (37%) 6 (35%) 6 (24%) 3 (18%)
  1. aχ2 = 11.63, P < 0.001.