Definition: Number of hospital discharges for non-fatal firearm-related injuries per 100,000 children and young adults ages 0-24, by race/ethnicity and cause of injury (e.g., in 2014, there were 8.5 hospital discharges for non-fatal firearm-related injuries per 100,000 Hispanic/Latino children and young adults in California).
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 (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. Race/ethnicity is unknown for some cases; these are included in the 'other' race/ethnicity category. 'Other' injuries include those caused by "legal intervention/war and undetermined intent." 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.