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Incidence Rates of Deliberate Self-Harm in Denmark 1994-2011

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title = "Incidence Rates of Deliberate Self-Harm in Denmark 1994-2011",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: The validity and reliability of suicide statistics have been questioned and few nationwide studies of deliberate self-harm have been presented.AIM: To calculate rates of deliberate self-harm in Denmark in order to investigate trends and assess the reliability of hospital records.METHOD: A register study based on all individuals recorded with an episode of deliberate self-harm or probable deliberate self-harm in nationwide registers during 1994-2011.RESULTS: A substantial difference in the rates of deliberate self-harm and probable deliberate self-harm was noted for both genders. The average incidence rate of deliberate self-harm for women and men was 130.7 (95{\%} CI = 129.6-131.8) per 100,000 and 86.9 (95{\%} CI = 86.0-87.8) per 100,000, respectively. The rates of deliberate self-harm for women increased from 137.6 (95{\%} CI = 132.9-142.3) per 100,000 in 1994 to 152.7 (95{\%} CI = 147.8-157.5) in 2011. For a subgroup of younger women aged 15-24 years, an almost threefold increase was observed, IRR = 2.5 (95{\%} CI = 2.4-2.7). The most frequently used method was self-poisoning.CONCLUSION: The rates of deliberate self-harm and probable deliberate self-harm differed significantly. An increased incidence of deliberate self-harm among young Danish women was observed, despite detection bias. An improved registration procedure of suicidal behavior is needed.",
keywords = "Health Sciences, Suicide",
author = "{Reuter Morthorst}, Britt and Bodil Soegaard and Merete Nordentoft and Annette Erlangsen",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1027/0227-5910/a000391",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "256--264",
journal = "Crisis",
issn = "0227-5910",
publisher = "Hogrefe & Huber Publishers",
number = "4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Incidence Rates of Deliberate Self-Harm in Denmark 1994-2011

AU - Reuter Morthorst, Britt

AU - Soegaard, Bodil

AU - Nordentoft, Merete

AU - Erlangsen, Annette

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - BACKGROUND: The validity and reliability of suicide statistics have been questioned and few nationwide studies of deliberate self-harm have been presented.AIM: To calculate rates of deliberate self-harm in Denmark in order to investigate trends and assess the reliability of hospital records.METHOD: A register study based on all individuals recorded with an episode of deliberate self-harm or probable deliberate self-harm in nationwide registers during 1994-2011.RESULTS: A substantial difference in the rates of deliberate self-harm and probable deliberate self-harm was noted for both genders. The average incidence rate of deliberate self-harm for women and men was 130.7 (95% CI = 129.6-131.8) per 100,000 and 86.9 (95% CI = 86.0-87.8) per 100,000, respectively. The rates of deliberate self-harm for women increased from 137.6 (95% CI = 132.9-142.3) per 100,000 in 1994 to 152.7 (95% CI = 147.8-157.5) in 2011. For a subgroup of younger women aged 15-24 years, an almost threefold increase was observed, IRR = 2.5 (95% CI = 2.4-2.7). The most frequently used method was self-poisoning.CONCLUSION: The rates of deliberate self-harm and probable deliberate self-harm differed significantly. An increased incidence of deliberate self-harm among young Danish women was observed, despite detection bias. An improved registration procedure of suicidal behavior is needed.

AB - BACKGROUND: The validity and reliability of suicide statistics have been questioned and few nationwide studies of deliberate self-harm have been presented.AIM: To calculate rates of deliberate self-harm in Denmark in order to investigate trends and assess the reliability of hospital records.METHOD: A register study based on all individuals recorded with an episode of deliberate self-harm or probable deliberate self-harm in nationwide registers during 1994-2011.RESULTS: A substantial difference in the rates of deliberate self-harm and probable deliberate self-harm was noted for both genders. The average incidence rate of deliberate self-harm for women and men was 130.7 (95% CI = 129.6-131.8) per 100,000 and 86.9 (95% CI = 86.0-87.8) per 100,000, respectively. The rates of deliberate self-harm for women increased from 137.6 (95% CI = 132.9-142.3) per 100,000 in 1994 to 152.7 (95% CI = 147.8-157.5) in 2011. For a subgroup of younger women aged 15-24 years, an almost threefold increase was observed, IRR = 2.5 (95% CI = 2.4-2.7). The most frequently used method was self-poisoning.CONCLUSION: The rates of deliberate self-harm and probable deliberate self-harm differed significantly. An increased incidence of deliberate self-harm among young Danish women was observed, despite detection bias. An improved registration procedure of suicidal behavior is needed.

KW - Health Sciences

KW - Suicide

U2 - 10.1027/0227-5910/a000391

DO - 10.1027/0227-5910/a000391

M3 - Journal article

VL - 37

SP - 256

EP - 264

JO - Crisis

JF - Crisis

SN - 0227-5910

IS - 4

ER -

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