Nonsuicidal self-injury in a college population: general trends and sex differences.

  title={Nonsuicidal self-injury in a college population: general trends and sex differences.},
  author={Janis L Whitlock and Jennifer Muehlenkamp and Amanda Purington and John L. Eckenrode and Paul J. Barreira and Gina Baral Abrams and Tim Marchell and Victoria E. Kress and Kristine D. Girard and Calvin Woon-Loong Chin and Kerry Louise Knox},
  journal={Journal of American college health : J of ACH},
  volume={59 8},
OBJECTIVE To describe basic nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) characteristics and to explore sex differences. METHODS A random sample from 8 universities were invited to participate in a Web-based survey in 2006-2007; 38.9% (n = 14,372) participated. Analysis assessed sex differences in NSSI prevalence, practices, severity, perceived dependency, and help-seeking; adjusted odds ratios for NSSI characteristics were calculated by sex status. RESULTS Lifetime NSSI prevalence rates averaged 15.3… CONTINUE READING
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