Rates of self-injury are even higher in parts of the United States, according to government data. Boys are half as likely to harm themselves.
Up to 30 percent of teenage girls in some parts of the United States say they have intentionally injured themselves without aiming to commit suicide, researchers have found.
About one in four adolescent girls deliberately harmed herself in the previous year, often by cutting or burning, compared to about one in 10 boys.
The overall prevalence of self-harm was almost 18 percent.
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