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Table 3 Frequency table of responses to the individual scale items on Risk Assessment Suicidality Scale

From: The hidden crisis: COVID-19 and impact on mental health of medical students in Pakistan

Statements Not at all
n (%)
A little bit
n (%)
Much
n (%)
Very much
n (%)
Are you afraid that you are going to die? 503 (45.7) 418 (38) 117(10.6) 62 (5.6)
Do you ever think that it would be better if you were dead? 633 (57.5) 256(23.2) 131(11.9) 80(7.2)
Do you think that is a wonderful thing that you are alive? 161 (14.6) 280 (25.4) 296 (26.9) 363 (33)
Have you ever felt that’s not worth living? 532 (48.3) 337 (30.6) 139 (12.6) 92 (8.3)
Do you think of harming yourself physically? 830 (75.4) 168 (15.2) 63 (5.7) 39 (3.5)
Do you often think of committing suicide if you have chance? 853 (77.5) 152 (13.8) 59 (5.3) 36 (3.2)
Do you make plans concerning the method to use in order to end your life? 878 (79.8) 136 (12.3) 52 (4.7) 34 (3.1)
I am thinking of committing suicide, but I won’t do it 807 (73.3) 147 (13.3) 68 (6.1) 78 (7.1)
Do you enjoy your life? 114 (10.3) 312 (28.3) 433 (39.3) 241 (21.9)
Are your feeling tired from your life? 437 (39.7) 367 (33.3) 168 (15.2) 128 (11.6)
How much has your tendency to think about death and/ or suicide changed, compared to before the outbreak of COVID-19?a 634 (57.6) 252 (22.9) 151 (13.7) 60 (5.4)
  Never Once 2–3 times Several times
Have you ever hurt yourself in any way deliberately, during your whole life so far? 791 (71.9) 204 (18.5) 71 (6.4) 34 (3)
Have you ever attempted suicide, during your whole life so far? 953 (86.6) 90 (8.1) 35 (3.1) 22 (2)
  1. aNot part of the RASS