Table 3

DASS-21 median rank scores by gender and method of suicide

Males (n=15)
Median (IQR)
Females (n=18)
Median (IQR)
P valueHanging (n=19)
Median (IQR)
Non-hanging* (n=14)
Median (IQR)
P value
Depression score4.00 (10.00)4.00 (7.00)0.474.00 (6.00)4.00 (13.00)0.43
Anxiety score2.00 (2.00)3.00 (14.00)0.372.00 (6.00)2.00 (6.00)0.45
Stress score12.00 (12.00)11.00  (11.00)0.8110.00 (10.00)13.00 (13.00)0.61
Total score18.00  (26.00)18.00 (32.00)0.9318.00 (14.00)19.00 (29.00)0.74
  • *Includes every other method besides hanging.

  • DASS-21, 21-item version of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale.