Table 3

Medical care for intentional self-harm between 1969* and 2010 in the SPHC, by sex and sexual orientation

Respondent characteristicsNTotal number of individuals treatedAge in years at first episode of medical care (SD)Per cent with recurrent episodesTotal number of episodes of medical careAny episode of medical care per 1000 personsNumber of episodes of medical care per person ever treated (SD)
Full cohort
Female
 Heterosexual37 97762233.5 (0.6)26.493524.61.5 (0.1)
 Lesbian/gay5191224.3 (2.3)25.03363.62.8 (1.6)
 Bisexual5543123.2 (1.3)48.4119214.83.8 (1.5)
Male
 Heterosexual30 00326338.6 (0.9)24.739913.31.5 (0.1)
 Gay519735.7 (5.2)85.71732.82.4 (0.4)
 Bisexual287538.0 (5.4)20.0724.41.4 (0.4)
Subcohort (individuals born in 1956 or later)
Female
 Heterosexual20 62933125.7 (0.5)26.948723.61.5 (0.1)
 Lesbian/gay2731021.9 (1.7)20.030109.93.0 (1.9)
 Bisexual4692822.5 (1.3)50.0115245.24.1 (1.7)
Male
 Heterosexual15 03411330.4 (1.0)23.016911.21.5 (0.1)
 Gay342428.8 (5.0)100.01235.13.0 (0.4)
 Bisexual165229.5 (12.5)50.0424.22.0 (1.0)
  • N=69 695 for the full cohort; N=36 912 for the subcohort of individuals born in 1956 or later. Episodes of medical care for intentional self-harm received a primary diagnosis in the National Patient Register (NPR) of ICD-8: E950-E959, ICD-9: E950-E959, or ICD-10: X60-X84. Since individuals born before 1956 are left censored with follow-up beginning in 1969, we also present information on the subcohort of persons born in 1956 or later, all of whom were followed up from age 13 through 2010.

  • *Or since age 13 for individuals born in 1956 or later.

  • SPHC, Stockholm Public Health Cohort.