Suicide-related hospitalizations among adults in the U.S. 2017-2018, by gender

This statistic shows the number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States, in 2017 and 2018, by gender. In 2018, some 188 thousand males were hospitalized overnight or longer after attempting suicide, compared to 254 thousand females.

Number of adults hospitalized after a suicide attempt in the United States in 2017 and 2018, by gender*

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Sources

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017 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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