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Table 1 Frequencies of nonsuicidal self-injury among participants who engaged in self-injury

From: Functions of nonsuicidal self-injury in a Hungarian community adolescent sample: a psychometric investigation

  Less than 10 times 10 times or more
Types of self-injury n (%) n (%)
Cutting 98 (23.6) 72 (17.3)
Biting 76 (18.2) 87 (20.8)
Burning 51 (12.3) 27 (6.5)
Carving 82 (19.7) 34 (8.2)
Pinching 66 (15.8) 96 (23.0)
Pulling hair 37 (8.9) 41 (9.8)
Severe scratching 56 (13.4) 88 (21.2)
Banging or hitting self 87 (20.8) 135 (32.4)
Interfering with wound healing 60 (14.5) 158 (38.1)
Rubbing skin against rough surface 34 (8.2) 39 (9.4)
Sticking self with needles 49 (11.7) 57 (13.6)
Swallowing dangerous substances 23 (5.5) 7 (1.7)
Other 9 (2.2) 21 (5.0)
  1. Note. N = 414-417