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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

Figure 4.6.7: Emergency department visits from self-harm
Public Health Ontario. Snapshots: Emergency department visits intentional self harm – age standardized rate (both sexes) 2005-2016 [Internet]. Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario; [updated 2018 Mar 29; cited 2018 Nov 06]. Available from:; Ambulatory Emergency External Cause [2017], Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, IntelliHEALTH ONTARIO, Date Extracted: May 22, 2018

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.