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Table 3 Methods of NSSI used according to gender

From: Starting from scratch: prevalence, methods, and functions of non-suicidal self-injury among refugee minors in Belgium

Method All (N = 21) (%) Boys (n = 11) (%) Girls (n = 10) (%)
Scratching 55 45.5 66.7
Banging or punching objects 40 45.5 33.3
Banging or punching oneself 30 36.4 22.2
Cutting 25 18.2 33.3
Carving 25 27.3 22.2
Burning 20 18.2 22.2
Biting 15 9.1 22.2
Preventing wounds to heal 15 18.2 11.1
Pulling out hair 15 0 33.3
Other methods 20 9.1 33.3