Chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the United States with that number rising at an expected rate of 2-percent annually over the next decade. Chronic wounds are most common in individuals over 60 so as the population ages and rates of diseases such as diabetes and obesity rise, so do the incidences of chronic wounds.
All behaviors have a motive. Self-injury behavior is no different. Self-injury, also known as self-harm, self-mutilation, or self-abuse occurs when an individual intentionally and repeatedly harms themselves without intending to be lethal. An estimated 15 percent of teens report engaging in some form of self-injury. I believe those numbers are not a true reflection since not everyone reports self-injury.