Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal injuries among children and youth ages 0-20, by age group and cause (e.g., in 2014, there were 4,763 hospital discharges for non-fatal unintentional injuries among California children ages 5-12).
Data Source: California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Patient Discharge Data; CDC, WISQARS (Apr. 2016).
Footnote: County-level data reflect the patient's county of residence, not the county in which the hospitalization occurred. The leading causes of non-fatal injuries among California children and youth are falls, motor vehicle accidents, assault, self-inflicted injury, and unintentional poisoning. The most common types of self-inflicted, non-fatal injuries among children/youth are poisoning and cutting/piercing. 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."