Number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States in 2016 and 2017, by gender*

Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2016-2017, by gender This statistic shows the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States, in 2016 and 2017, by gender. In 2017, some 225 thousand males were hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide, compared to 322 thousand females.
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2016171,000324,000
2017225,000322,000
Male Female
2016171,000324,000
2017225,000322,000
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This statistic shows the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States, in 2016 and 2017, by gender. In 2017, some 225 thousand males were hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide, compared to 322 thousand females.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016 and 2017
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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