Definition: Number of hospital discharges for firearm-related injuries per 100,000 children and young adults ages 0-24, by intent and biological sex (e.g., in 2021, the rate of hospitalization for firearm injuries due to assault among California males ages 0-24 was 10.3 per 100,000).
Data Source: California Dept. of Public Health, EpiCenter; California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections (Jul. 2023).
Footnote: Data are based on the number of hospitalizations, not the number of young people hospitalized. Data are limited to hospital admissions; emergency room visits that do not result in admission are excluded. Sums across female and male may be lower than totals due to cases with other or unknown sex. Sums across intent categories may be higher than 'all intents' due to cases with multiple intents. 'Legal intervention/war' injuries include those due to legal intervention, operations of war, military operations, and terrorism. Self-harm injuries are not reported for children under age 5. The notation S refers to numbers and rates that have been suppressed because there were between 1 and 10 firearm injury hospitalizations in that group.