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Table 2 Sample characteristics among four ideator groups (%)

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

N (%) No plan/no attempt Planned/no attempt No plan/attempted Planned/attempted P
4,985 (69.79) 1,331 (18.31) 245 (2.38) 787 (9.52)
Age group      .075
 21–25 years 15.55 13.45 24.42 19.54  
 26–34 years 19.59 17.47 25.48 18.18  
 35–49 years 32.85 38.12 31.28 28.64  
 50–64 years 22.77 24.14 13.44 25.94  
 65+ years 9.31 6.82 5.38 7.70  
Male 46.19 50.34 42.19 44.47 .166
Race/ethnicity      .010
 Non-Hispanic White 74.50 77.06 58.60 63.57  
 Black 10.14 8.60 16.17 15.57  
 Hispanic 9.31 7.97 14.68 12.12  
 Asian 3.13 3.16 7.03 4.79  
 Other 2.92 3.21 3.52 3.95  
Not married 59.30 63.06 70.24 67.13 .020
Education      <.001
 <High school (HS) 13.15 14.97 35.76 19.39  
 HS graduate 28.93 30.92 21.66 31.14  
 College graduate 26.60 24.97 10.23 17.55  
Not employed 38.43 52.89 51.98 51.87 <.001
Income <200% FPLa 40.32 46.10 63.13 56.44 <.001
Military service 10.8 12.78 10.49 10.93 .642
Health insurance coverage gap 9.11 9.06 12.74 9.38 .754
Major depressive episode 42.45 61.22 54.35 50.87 <.001
Substance use disorders (SUD) 24.44 26.58 38.44 30.17 .010
 Alcohol abuse/dependence 19.54 20.17 26.11 25.77 .057
 Illicit drug abuse/dependence 9.08 13.77 23.86 13.52 <.001
Any substance abuse treatment use 6.13 9.83 22.41 12.45 <.001
 Among those with SUD 17.25 26.63 40.71 31.57 <.001
Professional MHb treatment use 45.03 62.18 66.12 59.08 <.001
 Inpatient 3.45 19.71 25.90 33.40 <.001
 Outpatient 27.67 42.63 40.54 44.93 <.001
 Pharmacotherapy 40.05 55.88 53.74 53.63 <.001
Alternative MH treatment use 21.0 26.21 20.34 26.82 .022
Any MH (professional and/or alternative) treatment use 51.67 66.74 69.45 63.0 <.001
Perceived MH treatment need 32.19 44.67 39.99 37.09 <.001
 Without any treatment 23.45 35.17 26.92 17.23 <.001
 With any treatment 43.10 50.44 46.69 50.83 .080
  1. aFederal poverty line.
  2. bMental health.