Year: 1982 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.141, (1982), p.37-44 SIEC No: 19831366

A discriminant function analysis was carried out to separate a sample of 75 suicides from a sample of 146 attempted suicides on which comprehensive clinical and social data were recorded on an identical schedule. Two sets of discriminating items (with 18 and 6 variables) correctly classified 92% and 83% of the two samples in their respective groups. The results provide a basis for examining the usefulness of these variables as predictors of future suicide in people who have attempted suicide.