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Table 10 Participant characteristics (Phase II)

From: SAFETEL: a pilot randomised controlled trial to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a safety planning and telephone follow-up intervention to reduce suicidal behaviour

Variable   Mean (SD)/N (%)
Age (at baseline)
(mean, SD)
  
  5.1.1.4. N = 32 38.88 (14.07)
Gender ( n , %)
  Female 17 (53.12)
Male 15 (46.87)
Ethnicity ( n , %)
  White 31 (96.88)
Asian 5.1.1.5. 1 (3.12)
Relationship status ( n , %)
  Single 17 (53.12)
In a relationship (dating) 2 (6.25)
Married/civil partnership/common-law marriage/living with partner 8 (25)
Separated/divorced/dissolved civil partnership 5 (18.75)
Sexual orientation ( n , %)
  Heterosexual/straight 25 (78.13)
Gay/lesbian 3 (9.38)
Other 1 (3.12)
Prefer not to say 3 (9.38)
Living status* ( n , %)
*Multiple options allowed for this question, i.e. spouse and children Living alone 7 (21.88)
Cohabiting with  
Spouse, common-law partner, partner, ex-partner 8 (25)
5.1.1.6. Living with family 9 (28.13)
5.1.1.7. Own children/parents/siblings/extended family 2 (6.25)
Living with roommates/companion 3 (9.38)
Temporary accommodation 3 (9.38)
Education ( n , %)
  School level qualifications (GCSEs, standard or higher grades, GNVQ, A levels, SVQ levels 1 or 2) 12 (27.5)
Further education
Advanced GNVQ, HNC or HND, SVQ levels 3 or 4
7 (21.88)
Higher education
Undergraduate, postgraduate, or PhD degree, SVQ level 5, professional qualification
4 (12.5)
No qualifications 9 (28.13)
Psychiatric history
5.1.1.8. Lifetime
Hospitalised due to mental health problems ( n , %) Yes 17 (53.12)
Number of past hospitalisations for mental health (mean, SD) Of the yes group 1.46 (3.09)
5.1.1.9. Past 6 months
Received treatment for mental health difficulties ( n , %) Yes 15 (46.87)
No 17 (53.12)
Outpatient psychiatry
(CPN, psychiatrist)
5 (15.63)
  GP
(Medication management)
2 (6.25)
  Counselling/therapy 3 (9.38)
  Addictions and alcohol groups 1 (3.12)
Current or past diagnosis* (n, %)
*Multiple options allowed for this question Mood disorder 27 (84.38)
Anxiety 12 (37.5)
Alcohol/substance misuse 10 (31.25)
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder 0
Conduct problems 6 (18.75)
Suicide history ( n , %)
5.1.1.10. Family history of suicide
Family member has died by suicide Yes 4 (12.5)
Family member has attempted suicide Yes 10 (31.25)
5.1.1.11. Lifetime (n %)
Has made a suicide attempt Yes (n = 32) 27 (84.38)
Number of suicide attempts (mean, SD) Of the yes group 9.06 (23.98)
Had an interrupted or aborted suicide attempt ( n , %) Yes 19 (59.38)
Number of interrupted or aborted suicide attempts (mean, SD) Of yes group (n = 31**) 1.13 (11.81)
Engaged in NSSI ( n , %) Yes (n = 32) 19 (59.38)
Number of NSSI (mean, SD) Of the yes group (n = 32) 2.59 (17.62)
Had a preparatory act taken towards a suicide attempt ( n , %) Yes (n = 32) 11
Number of preparatory acts taken towards a suicide attempt (mean, SD) Of yes group (n = 10**) 0.72 (25.31)
5.1.1.12. Past 3 months
Has made a suicide attempt ( n , %) Yes (n = 32) 30
Number of suicide attempts (mean, SD) Of yes group 1.25 (0.56)
Had an interrupted or aborted suicide attempt ( n , %) Yes (n = 32) 7 (5.93)
Number of interrupted or aborted suicide attempts (mean, SD) Of yes group (n = 7) 0.62 (1.7)
Engaged in NSSI ( n , %) Yes (n = 32) 9 (28.13)
Number of NSSI incidents (mean, SD) Of the yes group 0.47 (0.88)
Had a preparatory act taken towards a suicide attempt ( n , %) Yes (n = 32) 9 (28.13)
Number of preparatory acts taken towards a suicide attempt (mean, SD) Of the yes group (n = 9) 1.11 (0.37)