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Table 2 Circumstances surrounding suicide and factors contributing to suicide by location and age group

From: Cross sectional analysis of Chicago vs suburban Cook County suicide deaths among 10–24-year-olds in the Illinois violent death reporting system

  10 to 14 15 to 19 20 to 24
n = 17 n = 100 n = 182
Chicago Suburban Cook Chicago Suburban Cook Chicago Suburban Cook
Variable % % % % % %
Circumstances
 Occurred at decedent’s residence 83.3 81.8 65.3 70.6 58.4 66.7
 Positive for alcohol 0.0 0.0 16.7 30.6 42.1 46.4
Factors which appeared to have contributed to suicide
 Problems with current/former intimate partner 0.0 9.1 22.4 15.7 26.7 16.0
 Other relationship problem(s) 33.3 36.4 18.4 17.6 6.9 7.4
 Problems at school 16.7 27.3 4.1 2.0 1.0 4.9
 Victim experienced crisis within 2 weeks of suicide 33.3 27.3 14.3 13.7 21.8 21.0