Table 1

Prevalence of deliberate self harm, based on descriptions provided by adolescents, and suicidal ideation in previous year

No of respondentsNo (%)
Deliberate self harm:
 Males307898 (3.2)
 Females2703299 (11.2)
All*5801398 (6.9)
Suicidal ideation (no self harm):
 Males3025258 (8.5)
 Females2692602 (22.4)
All*5737863 (15.0)
No self-harm or suicidal thoughts:
 Males30252669 (88.2)
 Females26921791 (66.5)
 All*57374476 (78.0)
  • * Twenty people did not indicate sex.