Epidemiology and nature of self-harm in children and adolescents: findings from the multicentre study of self-harm in England.
We examined epidemiology and characteristics of self-harm in adolescents and impact of national guidance on management. Data were collected in six hospitals in three centres between 2000 and 2007 in the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. Of 5,205 individuals (7,150 episodes of self-harm), three-quarters were female. The female:male ratio in 10-14 year-olds was 5.0 and 2.7 in 15-18 year-olds. Rates of self-harm varied somewhat between the centres. In females they averaged 302 per 100,0...Expand abstract
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