Table 1: Demographic characteristics and suicide methods in adolescents by sex in Ecuador, 1997-2016.

Variable Males Females
- 10-14 years old n=519 (%) 15-19 years old
n=1,480 (%)
10-14 years old
n=451 (%)
15-19 years old
n=1,374 (%)
Area
Urban 356 (68.6) 1030 (69.6) 295 (65.4) 884 (64.3)
Rural 150 (28.9) 413 (27.9) 148 (32.8) 433 (31.5)
Unspecified 13 (2.5) 37 (2.5) 8 (1.8) 57 (4.1)
Region
Coast 129 (24.9) 444 (30.0) 123 (27.3) 338 (24.6)
Highlands 361 (69.5) 891 (60.2) 299 (66.3) 900 (65.5)
Amazon 29 (5.6) 142 (9.6) 28 (6.2) 135 (9.8)
Galapágos Islands 0 (0.0) 3 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.1)
Suicide method
Poisoning:
     - Pesticides 18 (3.5) 192 (13.0) 79 (17.5) 373 (27.1)
     - Other unspecified chemicals and noxious substances 35 (6.7) 240 (16.2) 114 (25.3) 451 (32.8)
     - Others substances* 1(0.2) 23 (1.6) 5 (1.1) 30 (2.2)
Hanging, strangulation and suffocation 436 (84.0) 868 (58.4) 228 (50.6) 457 (33.3)
Drowning and submersion 5 (1.0) 10 (0.7) 4 (0.9) 1 (0.1)
Firearm 20 (3.9) 110 (7.6) 8 (1.8) 36 (2.6)
Explosive material 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Smoke, fire and flames 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.1)
Sharp object 0(0.0) 3 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Jumping from a high place 0(0.0) 7 (0.5) 1 (0.2) 2 (0.1)
Unspecified means 4 (0.8) 26 (1.8) 12 (2.7) 23 (1.7)

* Includes groups of ICD 10 codes: X60, X61, X62, X63, X64, X65, X66 and X67

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