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Table 1 Patient characteristics by the three different samples

From: Validation of key behaviourally based mental health diagnoses in administrative data: suicide attempt, alcohol abuse, illicit drug abuse and tobacco use

  Suicide Deaths Controls AD New Users
  (N = 368) (N = 362) (N = 571)
Characteristics N (%) N (%) N (%)
Male 312 (84.8) 311 (85.9) 520 (91.1)
Hispanic 8 (2.2) 17 (4.7) 26 (4.6)
White 290 (78.8) 274 (75.7) 431 (75.5)
Age (mean (SD)) 57.5 (14.3) 57.6 (14.5) 56.2 (14.2)
0 Outpatient Visita 31 (8.4) 34 (9.4) 15 (2.6)
1 Outpatient Visita 19 (5.2) 12 (3.3) 80 (14.0)
> 1 Outpatient Visita 318 (86.4) 316 (87.3) 476 (83.4)
  1. Abbreviation: AD is antidepressants.
  2. a During the year of assessment considered for this study.