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Table 4 Elapsed time between last prescription and death, by sex and death mode

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

    All methods    
  Women Men Total
Elapsed time since prescription* Suicide Undetermined Suicide Undetermined Suicide Undetermined
1 month 32.8 (30.6-35.0) 51.4 (47.0-55.8) 32.1 (30.7-33.5) 18.1 (15.7-20.5) 32.3 (31.6-33.0) 28.7 (27.6-29.8)
6 months 27.1 (25.0-29.2) 14.0 (10.9-17.1) 15.0 (13.9-16.1) 22.1 (19.6-24.6) 18.4 (17.7-19.1) 19.4 (18.3-20.5)
1 year 8.3 (7.0-9.6) 2.8 (1.3-4.3) 4.5 (3.9-5.1) 7.6 (6.0-9.2) 5.6 (5.0-6.2) 6.0 (5.4-6.6)
2 years 6.9 (5.7-8.1) 17.8 (14.4-21.2) 8.4 (7.6-9.2) 7.4 (5.8-9.0) 8.0 (7.0-5.9) 10.8 (9.9-11.9)
No prescription 24.9 (22.8-27.0) 14.0 (10.9-17.1) 40.0 (38.5-41.5) 44.9 (41.8-48.0) 35.7 (35.1-36.3) 34.8 (34.2-35.4)
    Poisonings    
  Women Men
Elapsed time since prescription* Suicide Undetermined Unintentional Suicide Undetermined Unintentional
1 month 40.6 (37.1-44.1) 36.8 (32.1-41.5) 27.5 (23.9-31.1) 31.9 (28.8-35.0) 24.7 (21.5-27.9) 18.8 (17.0-20.6)
6 months 32.7 (29.4-36.0) 25.3 (21.0-29.6) 28.2 (24.6-31.8) 28.5 (25.5-31.5) 25.8 (22.6-29.0) 22.5 (20.6-24.4)
1 year 8.7 (6.7-10.7) 7.0 (4.5-9.5) 9.4 (7.0-11.8) 9.0 (7.1-10.9) 12.2 (9.8-14.6) 12.5 (11.0-14.0)
2 years 4.3 (2.9-5.7) 8.8 (6.0-11.6) 11.4 (8.8-14.0) 5.9 (4.4-7.4) 9.4 (7.3-11.5) 10.6 (9.2-12.0)
No prescription 13.7 (11.3-16.1) 22.1 (18.0-26.2) 23.5 (20.1-26.9) 24.8 (22.0-27.6) 27.8 (24.5-31.1) 35.6 (33.4-37.8)
  1. *Only available between 2006 and 2010.