Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal firearm-related injuries per 100,000 children and young adults ages 0-24, by age group and cause of injury (e.g., in 2014, there were 18.2 hospital discharges for non-fatal firearm-related injuries per 100,000 California youth ages 15-19).
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 (Jan. 2016).
Footnote: County-level data reflect the patient's county of residence, not the county in which the hospitalization occurred. Data for self-inflicted injuries exclude children ages 0 to 4. For California, 'other' includes injuries caused by "legal intervention/war and undetermined intent." For the U.S., 'other' includes injuries due to "legal intervention" only. Because of this discrepancy, data for 'other' are not reported for the U.S., but are included in totals. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to rates that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 discharges for non-fatal firearm-related injuries in that group, or the rate was lower than 0.1. N/A means that data are not available.