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Prediction of Lethality in Suicide Attempts: Gender Matters

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This study explores gender differences in lethality of suicide attempts. Three years of medical records related to suicide attempters (N = 666) were subjected to analysis. Of the sample, 69.2% were female, 30.8% male; 63.8% Chinese, 15.8% Indian, and 15.0 % Malay. Ages ranged from 10 to 85 years old (M = 29.7, SD = 16.1). More males than females made attempts with high perceived lethality (χ2= 12.10, p

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Choo, C. C., Harris, K. M., & Ho, R. C. (2019). Prediction of Lethality in Suicide Attempts: Gender Matters. Omega (United States), 80(1), 87–103. https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222817725182

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