Table 1

Alcohol involvement at first assessed episode of self-harm 2000–2009

MenWomenAll
Total number of patientsNumber involving alcohol
N (%)
Total number of patientsNumber involving alcohol
N (%)
Total number of patientsNumber involving alcohol
N (%)
85955409 (62.9)11 1866145 (54.9)19 78911 556 (58.4)
Statisticχ2=128, p<0.001
Age (years)
 18–2422431266 (56.4)− − −37251781 (47.8)− − −59683047 (51.1)− − −
 25–3423591555 (65.9)27781576 (56.7)51373131 (60.9)+
 35–5432902240 (68.1)+++38702456 (63.5)+++71604696 (65.6)+++
 55+703348 (49.5)− − −813332 (40.8)− − −1516680 (44.9)− − −
Statisticχ2=141, p<0.001χ2=259, p<0.001χ2=413, p<0.001
Ethnicity
 White71404557 (63.8)89965220 (58.0)16 1369777 (60.6)
 Non-white509213 (41.8)967240 (24.8)1476453 (30.7)
Statisticχ2=97.8, p<0.001χ2=388, p<0.001χ2=497, p<0.001
Method of self-harm
 Self-poisoning68374377 (64.0)98045424 (55.3)16 6419801 (58.9)
 Self-injury1359779 (57.3)− −937475 (50.7)22961254 (54.6)
 Both methods399253 (63.4)445246 (55.3)844499 (59.1)
Statisticχ2=21.8, p<0.001χ2=7.43, p<0.05χ2=15.4, p<0.001
  • Statistically significant results in bold.

  • −/+=Standardised residual greater than +/−1.96 (p<0.05); − −/++=Standardised residual greater than +/−2.58 (p<0.01); − − −/+++=Standardised residual greater than +/−3.29 (p<0.001).