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Table 3 Suicide attempt 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 Attempt
N = 112,275
Suicide Attempt - No LTHP
N = 93,033
Suicide Attempt – LTHP
N = 15,803
NMUPO Yes (N) % Yes (N) % Yes (N) %
0 occasions 2062 2.1 1524 1.8 533 3.8
1–5 occasions 280 14.3 196 12.4 82 22.3
>  6 occasions 96 17.7 64 15.3 32 26.5
Total 2438 2.4 1784 2.1 647 4.4
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