Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal injuries per 100,000 children and youth ages 0-20, by age group and intent (e.g., in 2013-2015, there were 1.7 injury hospitalizations for assault per 100,000 California children ages 5-12).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, EpiCenter (Feb. 2020); California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections (Jan. 2020); CDC, WISQARS (May 2020).
Footnote: Data are based on the number of hospitalizations, not the number of children hospitalized. Data are limited to hospital admissions; emergency room visits that do not result in admission are excluded. County-level data reflect the patient's county of residence, not the county in which the hospitalization occurred. The leading causes of non-fatal unintentional injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, and being struck by an object. The most common types of non-fatal self-inflicted injuries are related to poisoning and cutting or piercing. Self-inflicted injuries are not reported for children under age 5. Non-fatal assault injuries are most often caused by firearms, cutting or piercing, and unarmed fighting. For California, 'other' injuries include those caused by legal intervention/war, undetermined intent, and late effects. For the U.S., 'other' includes injuries due to legal intervention. Due to coding changes in mid-2015, data for 2015 may not be comparable with data from earlier years. The notation S refers to rates that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 injury hospitalizations in that group. N/A means that data are not available.