Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2015-2018, by age

This statistic shows the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States, from 2015 to 2018, by age group. In 2018, some 146 thousand adults aged between 26 and 49 years were hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide.

Number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States in 2015 and 2018, by age group*

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Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2018

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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