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Table 3 Cohort characteristics of poisonings as suicides, undetermined intents, and unintentional, percentage with 96% CI, 1997–2011, by sex

From: Suicide or undetermined intent? A register-based study of signs of misclassification

  Women Men
Marital Status Suicide Undetermined Unintentional Suicide Undetermined Unintentional
Married 20.9 (19.3-22.5) 20.9 (18.5-23.3) 20.1 (18.1-22.1) 22.6 (21.0-24.2) 10.1 (8.9-11.3) 12.0 (11.0-13.0)
Divorced 32.5 (30.6-34.4) 36.5 (33.7-39.3) 31.4 (29.1-33.7) 25.9 (24.3-27.5) 27.0 (25.2-28.8) 25.6 (24.3-26.9)
Unmarried 31.0 (29.1-32.9) 31.9 (29.2-34.6) 28.1 (25.8-30.4) 44.8 (42.9-46.7) 59.9 (57.9-61.9) 58.1 (56.6-59.6)
Widowed 15.5 (14.0-17.0) 10.8 (9.0-12.6) 20.3 (18.3-22.3) 6.8 (5.9-7.7) 2.9 (2.2-3.6) 4.3 (3.7-4.9)
Born outside Sweden       
Yes 15.4 (13.9-16.9) 14.2 (12.2-16.2) 15.1 (13.3-16.9) 12.7 (11.5-13.9) 12.4 (11.0-13.8) 15.4 (14.3-16.5)
No 84.6 (83.1-86.1) 85.8 (83.8-87.8) 85.1 (83.3-86.9) 87.3 (86.1-88.5) 87.6 (86.2-89.0) 84.6 (83.5-85.7)
Education*       
−9 years 27.2 (24.9-29.5) 34.9 (31.4-38.4) 31.4 (27.6-35.2) 31.6 (29.4-33.8) 37.6 (34.9-40.3) 40.2 (38.0-42.4)
9-12 years 48.5 (45.9-51.1) 48.3 (44.7-51.9) 52.2 (48.1-56.3) 50.3 (47.9-52.7) 50.3 (47.5-53.1) 50.3 (48.1-52.5)
>12 years 24.3 (22.1-26.5) 16.8 (14.1-19.5) 16.4 (13.3-19.5) 18.1 (16.3-19.9) 12.2 (10.4-14.0) 9.6 (8.3-10.9)
Hospitalization self-inflicted harm**       
1 year 10.1 (8.9-11.3) 6.5 (5.1-7.9) 2.7 (1.9-3.5) 7.9 (6.9-8.9) 4.5 (3.6-5.4) 2.4 (1.9-2.9)
3 years 18.0 (16.4-19.6) 11.9 (10.0-13.8) 6.7 (5.4-8.0) 13.0 (11.7-14.3) 8.6 (7.4-9.8) 5.6 (4.9-6.3)
5 years 22.1 (20.4-23.8) 16.1 (14.0-18.2) 8.3 (6.9-9.7) 15.4 (14.0-16.8) 10.9 (9.6-12.2) 7.3 (6.5-8.1)
None 49.8 (47.8-51.8) 65.5 (62.7-68.3) 82.2 (80.3-84.1) 63.8 (62.0-65.6) 75.9 (74.1-77.7) 84.7 (83.6-85.8)
Psychiatric hospitalization**       
1 year 20.9 (19.3-22.5) 12.1 (10.2-14.0) 5.3 (4.2-6.4) 15.4 (14.0-16.8) 9.1 (7.9-10.3) 5.3 (4.6-6.0)
3 years 30.1 (28.2-32.0) 20.4 (18.1-22.7) 9.8 (8.3-11.3) 22.5 (20.9-24.1) 17.8 (16.2-19.4) 10.5 (9.6-11.4)
5 years 35.0 (33.1-36.9) 25.3 (22.8-27.8) 13.4 (11.7-15.1) 26.1 (24.5-27.7) 21.8 (20.1-23.5) 13.8 (12.8-14.8)
None 14.0 (12.6-15.4) 42.2 (39.3-45.1) 71.5 (69.2-73.8) 36.0 (34.2-37.8) 51.3 (49.2-53.4) 70.3 (68.9-71.7)
Hospitalization abuse**       
1 year 5.2 (4.3-6.1) 12.1 (10.2-14.0) 8.0 (6.6-9.4) 8.0 (7.0-9.0) 16.4 (14.9-17.9) 14.5 (13.5-15.5)
3 years 9.0 (7.8-10.2) 19.2 (16.9-21.5) 14.0 (12.2-15.8) 13.2 (11.9-14.5) 27.3 (25.5-29.1) 24.1 (22.8-25.4)
5 years 10.9 (9.6-12.2) 22.7 (20.3-25.1) 17.4 (15.5-19.3) 15.7 (14.3-17.1) 32.6 (30.7-34.5) 28.8 (27.5-30.1)
None 74.9 (73.1-76.7) 45.9 (43.0-48.8) 60.6 (58.1-63.1) 63.2 (61.4-65.0) 23.7 (22.0-25.4) 32.6 (31.2-34.0)
Age groups       
15-24 5.6 (4.6-6.6) 5.4 (4.0-6.8) 5.3 (4.2-6.4) 5.0 (4.2-5.8) 9.8 (8.5-11.1) 8.9 (8.1-9.7)
25-44 27.5 (25.6-29.4) 24.3 (21.6-27.0) 17.9 (16.0-19.8) 33.5 (31.7-35.3) 38.6 (36.4-40.8) 32.5 (31.1-33.9)
45-64 42.1 (40.0-44.2) 52.3 (49.2-55.4) 41.8 (39.3-44.3) 41.7 (39.8-43.6) 40.8 (38.6-43.0) 41.9 (40.4-43.4)
  1. *Only available 1997-2010.
  2. **Both alcohol and other drugs.