Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal intentional injuries per 100,000 children and youth ages 0-20, by age group (e.g., in 2014, there were 94.7 hospital discharges for non-fatal intentional injuries per 100,000 California children ages 13-15).
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. Data include self-inflicted and assault injuries. The most common types of self-inflicted, non-fatal injuries among children/youth are poisoning and cutting/piercing. Non-fatal assault injuries are most often caused by firearms, cutting/piercing, and unarmed fighting. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to rates that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 hospital discharges for non-fatal intentional 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. Data are excluded for injuries caused by "legal intervention/war, undetermined intent, and late effects."