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From:
Psychol Med. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2008 September 16.
Published in final edited form as:
Psychol Med. 2007 August; 37(8): 1183–1192.
Published online 2007 March 12. doi: 10.1017/S003329170700027X

Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) within the past year in a community sample of adolescents (n=293)a

NSSI incidents
0
1
2–5
6–10
[gt-or-equal, slanted]11
Type of NSSIn%n%n%n%n%
Moderate/severe NSSI
 Cut/carved on skin53286·1223·6447·140·7162·8
 Burned skin53688·0172·8315·171·1183·0
 Gave self a tattoo59195·2152·4111·730·610·2
 Scraped skin59696·150·871·240·781·3
 Erased skin60596·681·381·40050·8
Minor NSSI
 Hit self on purpose53388·550·8386·361·0303·3
 Pulled hair out58495·430·5122·120·4111·8
 Inserted objects under nails or skin57393·661·0162·720·4152·5
 Bit self48583·9122·1406·961·0356·0
 Picked at areas of body to draw blood55891·361·0254·130·5293·1
aResponses of ‘don't know’ to number of times performed NSSI were excluded.