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Table 1 Descriptives of outcome measure and predictor variables (N = 149)

From: Explainable statistical learning in public health for policy development: the case of real-world suicide data

  Minimum Maximum Mean SD
2014 Suicide (age-standardised rate per 100,000 - outcome measure) 6.12 18.26 10.13 2.14
2013 Adult social care users who have as much social contact as they would like (% of adult social care users) 35.40 54.40 43.89 3.98
2013 Adults in treatment at specialist alcohol misuse services (rate per 1000 population) 0.67 6.19 2.40 1.08
2013 Adults in treatment at specialist drug misuse services (rate per 1000 population) 1.69 16.07 5.59 2.48
2013 Alcohol-related hospital admission (female) (directly standardised rate per 100,000 female population) 498.46 1386.28 903.85 175.78
2013 Alcohol-related hospital admission (male) (directly standardised rate per 100,000 male population) 1011.15 2819.52 1805.52 344.23
2013 Alcohol-related hospital admission (directly standardised rate per 100,000 population) 731.04 2069.94 1318.11 253.33
2013 Children in the youth justice system (rate per 1,000 aged 10–18) 2.91 17.08 7.75 2.77
2013 Children leaving care (rate per 10,000 < 18 population) 9.59 70.62 28.78 10.32
2013 Depression recorded prevalence (% of adults with a new diagnosis of depression who had a bio-psychosocial assessment) 3.09 10.71 6.48 1.40
2013 Domestic abuse incidents (rate per 1,000 population) 4.87 30.38 19.84 4.74
2013 Emergency hospital admissions for intentional self-harm (female) (directly age-standardised rate per 100,000 women) 76.46 751.06 257.43 103.75
2013 Emergency hospital admissions for intentional self-harm (male) (directly age-standardised rate per 100,000 men) 45.43 614.41 166.45 81.79
2013 Emergency hospital admissions for intentional self-harm (directly age-and-sex-standardised rate per 100,000) 60.23 682.62 211.02 90.47
2013 Looked after children (rate per 10,000 < 18 population) 19.83 153.29 64.91 25.10
2013 Self-reported well-being - high anxiety (% of people) 9.61 29.71 20.27 2.75
2013 Severe mental illness recorded prevalence (% of practice register [all ages]) 0.47 1.47 0.87 0.19
2013 Social care mental health clients receiving services (rate per 100,000 population) 67.43 2331.12 387.68 299.36
2013 Statutory homelessness (rate per 1000 households) 0.10 12.55 2.54 2.18
2013 Successful completion of alcohol treatment (% who do not represent within 6 months) 15.13 67.59 37.40 8.79
2013 Successful completion of drug treatment - non-opiate users (% who do not represent within 6 months) 7.08 59.72 36.95 8.60
2013 Successful completion of drug treatment - opiate users (% who do not represent within 6 months) 3.52 15.79 8.15 2.41
2013 Unemployment (% of working-age population) 3.70 14.50 7.99 2.52
2012 Adult carers who have as much social contact as they would like (18+ yrs) (% of 18+ carers) 23.90 58.50 40.95 7.24
2012 Adult carers who have as much social contact as they would like (all ages) (% of adult carers) 23.90 58.50 40.95 7.24
2011 Estimated prevalence of opiates and/or crack cocaine use (rate per 1,000 aged 15–64) 2.93 20.76 9.13 3.79
2011 Long-term health problems or disability (% of people whose day-to-day activities are limited by their health or disability) 11.20 25.57 17.68 3.26
2011 Marital breakup (% of adults whose current marital status is separated or divorced) 7.73 16.30 11.67 1.24
2011 Older people living alone (% of households occupied by a single person aged 65 or over) 2.29 7.57 5.12 1.06
2011 People living alone (% of all households occupied by a single person)
Mental Health Service users with crisis plans: % of people in contact with services with a crisis plan in place (end of quarter snapshot)
Older people
8.02 23.42 13.03 2.20
2011 Self-reported well-being - low happiness (% of people with a low happiness score) 6.55 17.68 10.98 2.09