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Table 1 Sample characteristics: nonideators versus ideators (%)

From: Mental health treatment use and perceived treatment need among suicide planners and attempters in the United States: between and within group differences

N (%) Nonideators Ideators P
147,575 (96.50) 7,348 (3.50)
Age group    <.001
 21–25 years 9.25 15.75  
 26–34 years 16.70 19.21  
 35–49 years 28.80 33.38  
 50–64 years 26.78 23.05  
 65+ years 18.47 8.61  
Male 48.07 46.69 .151
Race/ethnicity    <.001
 Non-Hispanic White 68.04 73.55  
 Black 11.38 10.52  
 Hispanic 13.90 9.46  
 Asian 4.70 3.38  
 Other 1.98 3.08  
Not married 42.66 60.99 <.001
Education    <.001
 <High school (HS) 14.25 14.62  
 HS graduate 29.64 31.0  
 Some college 25.25 29.33  
 College graduate 30.86 25.05  
Not employed 34.35 42.67 <.001
Income <200% FPLa 31.55 43.46 <.001
Military service 11.38 11.17 .776
Health insurance coverage gap 5.04 9.31 <.001
Major depressive episode 5.10 46.97 <.001
Substance use disorders (SUD) 7.75 25.71 <.001
 Alcohol abuse/dependence 6.44 20.41 <.001
 Illicit drug abuse/dependence 1.85 10.71 <.001
Any substance abuse treatment use 1.39 7.78 <.001
 Among those with SUD 9.23 21.46 <.001
Professional MHb treatment use 12.61 50.01 <.001
 Inpatient 0.52 8.17 <.001
 Outpatient 5.82 32.36 <.001
 Pharmacotherapy 10.65 44.57 <.001
Alternative MH treatment use 8.32 22.49 <.001
Any MH (professional and/or alternative) treatment use 17.89 55.93 <.001
Perceived MH treatment need 3.61 35.13 <.001
 Without any treatment 2.10 24.49 <.001
 With any treatment 14.09 45.76 <.001
  1. aFederal poverty line.
  2. bMental health.