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Table 4 History of suicide attempts by offender group

From: Self-harm and suicidality among three subgroups of male sex offenders: results from an Australian prisoner cohort

  Total Sample
(n = 2114)
ChildSO
(n = 77)
AdultSO
(n = 1650)
PolySO
(n = 43)
Violent
(n = 1269)
Non-sexual non-violent
(n = 552)
X2 p (Φ/ ΦC)
Attempted suicide
 0 No 79.2% 81.2% 77.7% 78.1% 76.9% 84.8% 13.653** .008 (.09)
 1 Yes 20.8% 18.8% 22.3% 21.9% 23.1% 15.2%   
Number of attempts M (SD) 2.80 (11.94) 1.69 (2.78) 6.39 (19.08) .38 (.65) 2.59 (11.12) 2.79 (12.70) wF(4134.6) = 9.331*** <.001
Wanting to die when attempting suicide
 0 No 17.4% 41.7% 3.3% 28.6% 20.0% 9.2% 14.424** .006 (.19)
 1 Yes 82.6% 58.3% 96.7% 71.4% 80.0% 90.8%   
Planned suicide attempt
 0 No 38.2% 66.7% 28.6% 0 37.7% 43.5% 6.468 .167 (.14)
 1 Yes 61.8% 33.3% 71.4% 100% 62.3% 56.5%   
Method of last suicide attempt2        15.861 .463 (.14)
 1 Choke-inducing behaviours 39.3% 80.0% 40.0% 0 39.4% 36.0%   
 2 Impact with object 10.7% 0 10.0% 0 11.7% 10.0%   
 3 Overdose or poisoning 29.0% 20.0% 25.0% 100% 29.9% 26.0%   
 4 Use of an object 8.4% 0 15.0% 0 5.1% 16.0%   
 5 Other 12.6% 0 10% 0 13.9% 12.0%   
Reason for stopping        18.331 .566 (.21)
 1 Change of heart 31.7% 0 25.0% 0 33.3% 38.9%   
 2 Counselling 5.0% 0 0 0 7.6% 0   
 3 Familial or partner concerns 39.6% 100% 41.7% 66.7% 37.9% 33.3%   
 4 Physically stopped 8.9% 0 25.0% 33.3% 6.1% 5.6%   
 5 Limited opportunity in jail 5.0% 0 8.3% 0 3.0% 11.1%   
 6 Unspecified/ other 9.9% 0 0 0 12.1% 11.1%   
Likely or very likely to attempt in prison
 0 No 95.4% 90.2% 93.9% 95.7% 95.8% 95.6% 3.243 .518 (.05)
 1 Yes 4.6% 9.8% 6.1% 4.3% 4.2% 4.4%   
  1. The information in this table is based the self-reported survey data. The sample sizes ranged from ChildSOs: 31–77 and AdultSOs: 69–160.The sample size in this table reflect the number of participants who were able to be coded on each item. Some responses could not be coded because of the amount and quality of the information
  2. **p < .01, ***p < .001