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Table 3 Mental health and suicide indicators 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 % %   % %   % %  
Mental Health 0.0 27.3   38.8 21.6   20.8 24.7  
 Current depressed mood (not a diagnosis)          
 Current mental health diagnosis 16.7 45.5   36.7 35.3   28.7 46.9 p < 0.05
 Currently in treatment for mental health diagnosis 0.0 36.4 p < 0.05 24.5 29.4   13.9 21.0  
 History of ever being treated for mental health issue (diagnosed) 0.0 36.4 p < 0.05 28.6 33.3   18.8 29.6  
Suicide
 History of prior suicide attempts 16.7 18.2   16.3 13.7   18.8 14.8  
 Disclosed intent to commit suicide 0.0 36.4 p < 0.05 20.4 25.5   11.9 16.0  
 Suicide note 0.0 18.2   22.4 45.1 p < 0.05 22.8 24.7