Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2021 Sep 20. Epub 2021 Sep 20.
Centre for Mental Health and Safety, School of Health Sciences, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK; The National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, Manchester, UK.
Background: Studies report an increasing incidence of self-harm in children and adolescents, but the extent to which this is seen in different ethnic groups is unclear. We aimed to investigate rates of emergency department presentations for self-harm in children and adolescents by ethnicity, as well as to examine their demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, and outcomes.
Methods: In this observational cohort study, we used data on hospital emergency department presentations for self-harm in children and adolescents aged 10-19 years between 2000 and 2016 from the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. Read More