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Table 2 Proportion of surveyed ALS learners with lifetime and past month suicidal ideation and suicidal behavior (n = 171)

From: Suicidal ideation, suicidal behaviors, and attitudes towards suicide of adolescents enrolled in the Alternative Learning System in Manila, Philippines—a mixed methods study

Event Lifetime Past month
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
Suicidal ideation
 Wish to be dead 69 40.4 (33.0–47.8) 23 13.5 (8.4–18.6)
 Non-specific active suicidal thoughts 70 40.9 (33.5–48.3) 16 9.4 (5.0–13.8)
 Active suicidal ideation with any methods (not plan) without intent to act 40 23.4 (17.1–29.7) 12 7.0 (3.2–10.8)
 Active suicidal ideation with some intent to act, without specific plan 27 15.8 (10.3–21.3) 6 3.5 (0.7–6.3)
 Active suicidal ideation with specific plan and intent 26 15.2 (9.8–20.6) 5 2.9 (0.4–5.4)
Suicidal behavior
 Aborted attempt 28 16.4 (10.9–21.9) 8 4.7 (1.5–7.9)
 Non-fatal suicide attempt 22 12.9 (7.9–17.9) 4 2.3 (0.1–4.5)
 Preparatory acts or behavior 13 7.6 (3.6–11.6) 4 2.3 (0.1–4.5)
 Interrupted attempt 11 6.4 (2.7–10.1) 4 2.3 (0.1–4.5)