Number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States in 2015 and 2016, by age group*

Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2016, by age This statistic shows the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States, in 2015 and 2016, by age group. In 2015, some 245 thousand adults aged between 26 and 49 years were hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide.
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18-25 years26 to 49 years26 years or older
2015163,000245,000408,000
2016154,000221,000341,000
18-25 years26 to 49 years26 years or older
2015163,000245,000408,000
2016154,000221,000341,000
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This statistic shows the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States, in 2015 and 2016, by age group. In 2015, some 245 thousand adults aged between 26 and 49 years were hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015 and 2016
Number of respondents
base: around 70,000
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Questionnaire
Supplementary notes
* NSDUH respondents who attempted suicide in the past 12 months were asked if they had been treated medically as a result of a suicide attempt, and subsequently those answering “yes” were asked if they had stayed in the hospital overnight or longer because of a suicide attempt. Respondents with unknown suicide information were excluded.

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