Hospitalisations for intentional self-harm, by age, sex and mechanism, Australia, 2008–09 to 2020–21.
The line graph shows the age-specific rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisations for persons of all ages from 2008–09 to 2020–21 by method of self-harm. Users can also choose to view age-specific rate, numbers, and proportion of hospitalisations for intentional self-harm by sex for each age group. From 2008–09 to 2020–21, the highest rates of intentional self-harm hospitalisations by method were for self-poisoning by drugs in the nonopioid analgesics, antipyretics and antirheumatics drugs category, which has been the highest rate of mechanism also in 2012–13 and 2016–17. For all other years anti-epileptic, sedative-hypnotic, anti-parkinsonism and psychotropic drugs was the highest category. The third highest rates during the 10-year period were for self-injury with sharp object.