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Table 3 Methods of deliberate self harm by gender

From: The prevalence of self-reported deliberate self harm in Irish adolescents

  Self cutting Overdose Alcohol Recreational Drugs Self Battery Hanging Other Total
Girls 174 (68.8%) 89 (35.2%) 10 (4.0%) 5 (2.0%) 7 (2.8%) 5 (2.0%) 11 (4.3%) 253
Boys 45 (57.0%) 19 (24.1%) 6 (7.6) 8 (10.1%) 5 (6.3%) 4 (5.1%) 4 (5.1%) 79
Total 220* (66.0%) 108 (32.4%) 16 (4.8%) 13 (3.9%) 12 (3.6%) 9 (2.7%) 15 (4.5%) 333*
  1. *Gender was unknown in 1 case of self-cutting
  2. Please note: Percentages add up to more than 100 as multiple methods of DSH are reported
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