Variable Nicotine + Nicotine - Statistics
  N=114 N=86  
       
Age (mean, SD) 34.1 (12) 38.7 (18) student t=2.1,df=198, p=0.03
Sex (N and % of women) 78 (68%) 76 (88%) χ2 =11,  df =1, p= . 1
Single (N and %) 57 (67%) 27 (32%) χ2 =6.9,  df =1, p= . 8
Working (N and %) 62 (51%) 58 (48%) χ2 =3.4,  df =1,  p= . 6
Mode of suicide attempt and psychiatric history      
Self-poisoning 104 (92%) 79 (92%) χ2 =0.32, df =2, p =0.85
Cutting 7 (6%) 4 (4.6%)  
Hanging 3 (2.6%) 3 (3.4%)  
Ingestion of alcohol before suicide attempt 65 (57%) 22 (43%) χ2 =19.7,  df =1, p < . 1
Suicide attempt at home 91 (79%) 78 (90 %) χ2 =3.84,  df =1, p = . 3
Suicide attempt in the evening or at night 64 (56%) 33 (38%) χ2 =6.2,  df =1, p = . 1
Number of previous suicide attempts 2.7 (5.4) 1 (1.5) student t = -2.8, df=198, p=0.006
Number of previous hospitalisations  in psychiatry 1.9 (3.1) 0.6 (1.8) student t=-3.4, df=198, p<0.001
Table 1: Comparison of suicide attempts with and without nicotine consumption: Socio demographic characteristics and mode of suicide attempt.
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