Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal firearm-related injuries among children and young adults ages 0-24, by gender and intent (e.g., in 2015, there were 892 firearm injury hospitalizations for assault among California males ages 0-24).
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. Cases with unknown gender are included in the 'total' category. Self-inflicted injuries are not reported for children under age 5. For California, 'other' injuries include those caused by legal intervention/war, undetermined intent, and late effects. For the U.S., data on 'other' injuries are not reported here; injuries caused by legal intervention/war are included in 'all intents' and those caused by undetermined intent or late effects are not available. 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 firearm injury hospitalizations in that group or the rate was less than 0.1. N/A means that data are not available.