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Table 2 Association of Patient Characteristics with Hospital-Admitted Firearm Injuries by Intent, National Inpatient Sample, 2003–2013

From: Cost of hospitalization for firearm injuries by firearm type, intent, and payer in the United States

  Intent of firearm injury
Unintentional Assault Self harm Legal intervention Undetermined
N (row %) N (row %) N (row %) N (row %) N (row %)
Overall 76,203 (22.6) 204,104 (60.6) 29,027 (8.6) 6224 (1.8) 21,227 (6.3)
Age
  < 5 570 (55.8) 362 (35.4) 15 (1.4) 0 (0) 76 (7.4)
 5–14 2837 (42.4) 3171 (47.4) 259 (3.8) 37 (0.5) 384 (5.7)
 15–24 27,784 (20.4) 93,041 (68.3) 5228 (3.8) 1803 (1.3) 8426 (6.2)
 25–44 30,126 (21.4) 87,606 (62.1) 10,788 (7.6) 3254 (2.3) 9315 (6.6)
 45–64 11,387 (27.9) 17,229 (42.3) 8787 (21.6) 973 (2.4) 2381 (5.8)
 65+ 3304 (32.8) 2108 (20.9) 3913 (38.8) 149 (1.5) 608 (6.0)
Sex
 Male 67,113 (22.5) 183,338 (61.5) 23,240 (7.8) 5844 (2.0) 18,771 (6.3)
 Female 8525 (23.8) 18,899 (52.8) 5718 (16.0) 346 (1.0) 2331 (6.5)
Race
 White 32,433 (34.3) 31,031 (32.8) 22,932 (24.3) 2697 (2.9) 5472 (5.8)
 Black 28,830 (17.7) 118,048 (72.5) 2423 (1.5) 1907 (1.2) 11,616 (7.1)
 Hispanic 10,121 (17.8) 40,931 (71.9) 1983 (3.5) 1187 (2.1) 2694 (4.7)
 Asian or Pacific Islander 638 (19.0) 2282 (68.0) 223 (6.6) 619 (1.8) 153 (4.6)
 Native American 666 (31.5) 1074 (50.9) 179 (8.5) 51 (2.4) 142 (6.7)
 Other 2264 (19.5) 7568 (65.1) 837 (7.2) 195 (1.7) 763 (6.6)
Payer
 Medicare 5809 (31.6) 5216 (28.4) 5552 (30.2) 412 (2.2) 1392 (7.6)
 Medicaid 17,853 (19.5) 62,287 (68.1) 4715 (5.2) 1128 (1.2) 5487 (6.0)
 Private including HMO 21,326 (28.9) 37,344 (50.6) 9573 (13.0) 1175 (1.6) 4354 (5.9)
 Self-pay 21,569 (21.3) 64,552 (63.7) 6274 (6.2) 1898 (1.9) 7108 (7.0)
 Other 9646 (18.6) 34,704 (67.0) 2913 (5.6) 1611 (3.1) 2885 (5.6)
  1. Chi-square tests for sex, race, & payer all have a p value <0.0001. Chi-square tests for age could not be computed since age < 5 for legal intervention/terrorism has 0 counts, but the text removing this age category had a p value <0.0001