Figure 4.6.7: Emergency department visits from self-harm
Age-standardized rates per 100,000 population, Middlesex-London, Ontario and Peer Group, 2005 to 2017
Rates of emergency department visits related to self-harm were declining between 2005 and 2011 but began to climb again between 2012 (161.1 per 100,000) and 2017 (223.9 per 100,000).
The rate of ED visits for self-harm in 2017 were the highest of the entire period and significantly higher than all other years except 2016.
The upward trend in the past years was also mirrored in Ontario and the Peer Group but the rate at which Middlesex-London is increasing is greater than its comparators.