Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal injuries per 100,000 children and youth ages 0-20 (e.g., in 2014, there were 237 hospital discharges for non-fatal injuries per 100,000 California children/youth).
Data Source: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Patient Discharge Data; California Dept. of Finance, Race/Ethnic Population with Age and Sex Detail, 1990-1999, 2000-2010, 2010-2060; CDC, WISQARS (Apr. 2016).
Footnote: County-level data reflect the patient's county of residence, not the county in which the hospitalization occurred. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to rates that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 discharges for non-fatal injuries. N/A means that data are not available. Use caution when comparing rates presented on kidsdata.org, which are based on Dec. 2014 population estimates, with those reported by the California Dept. of Public Health, which are based on Nov. 2012 estimates.