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Table 1 Distribution of marital status among suicide victims and population controls. Share of suicide victims and person-years of the population controls within each category of marital status of Norwegian men and women aged 35 at start of 20 years follow-up during the period 1975–2014

From: Marital status, educational attainment, and suicide risk: a Norwegian register-based population study

Marital status Men Women
  Suicide victims Population controls Suicide victims Population controls
Never married 31% (880) 18% 17% (206) 11%
Married 38% (1085) 68% 42% (502) 71%
Widow/widower 1% (22) 0% 3% (39) 2%
Divorced 21% (617) 11% 29% (349) 13%
Separated 9% (267) 3% 9% (106) 3%
Total 100% (2871) 100% 100% (1202) 100%