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Table 2 Suicide ideation and occasions of NMUPOa in the past year by long-term health problemsb

From: A cross sectional study of non-medical use of prescription opioids and suicidal behaviors among adolescents

  Suicide ideation
N = 112,275
Suicide Ideation - No LTHP
N = 93,033
Suicide Ideation – LTHP
N = 15,803
NMUPO Yes (N) % Yes (N) % Yes (N) %
0 occasions 8124 8.2 6328 7.5 1766 12.6
1–5 occasions 568 29.0 426 27.1 136 36.6
>  6 occasions 180 33.2 125 29.8 55 45.8
Total 8872 8.8 6879 8.0 1957 13.5
p-value   < 0.0001   < 0.0001   < 0.0001
  1. aNon-medical use of prescription opioids was defined as use of pain relievers that were not prescribed for you or that you only took to get high
  2. bLong-term health problem was defined as any physical disabilities or long-term health problems lasting 6 months or more