Year: 2009 Source: Chang Gung Medical Journal, v.32, no.5, (September-October 2009), p.543-552 SIEC No: 20090796

This study investigated the clinical features, precipitating stressors, & the correlates of lethality in 357 suicide attempters sent to an emergency room in a general hospital in Taiwan from November 2002-June 2005. The proportion of females was much higher than that of males. Suicide attempts peaked at 20-29-years-old in females & 30-39-years-old in males. Females reported significantly more family relationship problems than males, while the males more commonly reported unemployment or economic problems. Those with high-lethality attempts were older than those with medium- & low-lethality attempts, & more were males. (35 refs.)