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Table 2 Motives for ideas and suicide attempts of adolescents in Lomé

From: Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in subjects aged 15–19 in Lomé (Togo)

Motives Number of cases (n) %
Sentimental difficulties 41 26.5
School problems 35 22.6
Health problems 14 9.0
Financial problems 13 8.4
Family problems 9 5.8
Death of a loved one 7 4.5
Loneliness 4 2.6
Unwanted pregnancies 4 2.6
Distaste of life 3 1.9
Absence of parents 2 1.3
Abstained 23 14.8
Total 155 100.0