Table 1 Fatal and non-fatal episodes of self-harm, Australia, 1 July 1993 to 30 June 2003
Fatal episodesNon-fatal episodes
Count%Count%
Sex
    Male19 2518071 53640
    Female494320106 42860
    Not stated03
Age
    0–2440511753 97530
    25–4411 1344690 81051
    45–6459322527 89016
    ⩾6530711352813
    Missing or other611
Year
    1993–942213913 6838
    1994–952255915 5969
    1995–9624171017 01110
    1996–9724271017 08310
    1997–9828191217 90210
    1998–9925081018 25410
    1999–0025121017 86910
    2000–0124061020 35611
    2001–0223651020 20811
    2002–032272920 00511
Method
    Gases/ vapors511021.1232032
    Drugs/ poisons335613.87152 12085
    Hanging/ suffocation929338.4118551.04
    Drowning5272.181360.08
    Firearms302712.513270.18
    Sharp object4441.8416 7119.39
    Jumping from a height9854.076580.37
    Jumping before moving object8003.312190.12
    Crash by motor vehicle1200.502500.14
    Other/ unspecified5322.2024881.40
Total24 194100177 967100