Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2013-2018

This statistic depicts the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States from 2013 to 2018. In 2018, there were some 443 thousand adults hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide. It has been found that the death rate for suicide in the U.S. for males has remained higher than that of females for the entire period between 1950 to 2016.

Number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States from 2013 to 2018*

Number of adults
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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

2013 to 2018

Number of respondents

base: around 70,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview


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.
Figures for 2013-2014 were taken from previous reports.

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