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Table 1 Characteristics and outcomes of patients presenting following suicide attempt

From: Pediatric suicide by violent means: a cry for help and a call for action

  Suicide attempt
n = 14
Age, years: median (IQR) 16 (13–17)
Sex, % male: n (%) 9 (64.3)
Transfer: n (%) 6 (42.9)
Weekday presentation: n (%) 7 (50.0)
Overnight presentation: n (%) 8 (57.1)
Mechanism: n (%)
 GSW 4 (28.6)
 Jump 4 (28.6)
 Hanging 6 (42.9)
ISS: median (IQR) 20.5 (4–25)
Hospital LOS, days: median (IQR) 2 (1–11)
ICU admission: n (%) 9 (64.3)
ICU LOS, days: median (IQR) 1.5 (1–6.5)
Mechanical ventilation: n (%) 8 (57.1)
Ventilator days: median (IQR) 1 (1–2)
Underwent surgical intervention: n (%) 3 (21.4)
In-hospital mortality: n (%) 7 (50.0)
Previous ED visits: n (%) 5 (35.7)
Previous trauma activations: n (%) 0 (0)
  1. ED, Emergency department; GSW, gunshot wound; ICU, intensive care unit; IQR, interquartile range; ISS, injury severity score; and LOS, length of stay