Definition: Number of hospitalizations for non-fatal self-inflicted injuries among children/youth ages 5-20, by age group (e.g., in 2014, there were 149 hospitalizations due to non-fatal self-inflicted injuries among California children ages 5-12).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Patient Discharge Data; CDC, WISQARS (Apr. 2016).
Footnote: These data are measured by the number of discharges from acute care hospital facilities for injuries among children and youth. County-level data reflect the patient's county of residence, not the county in which the hospitalization occurred. The most common types of self-inflicted injury are related to poisoning and cutting/piercing. N/A means that data are not available.