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Table 3 Association of Patient Characteristics with Hospital-Admitted Firearm Injuries by Type of Firearm, National Inpatient Sample, 2003–2013

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

Type of weapon
  Handgun Shotgun Rifle Assault weapon Other/Unspecified
  N (row %) N (row %) N (row %) N (row %) N (row %)
Overall 105,119 (31.2) 24,059 (7.1) 6726 (2.0) 914 (0.3) 199,968 (59.4)
Age
 < 5 420 (41.1) 77 (7.5) 24 (2.3) 0 (0) 502 (49.1)
 5–14 1956 (29.3) 758 (11.3) 397 (5.9) 10 (0.1) 3565 (53.4)
 15–24 39,255 (28.8) 8960 (6.6) 1696 (1.2) 308 (0.2) 86,063 (63.2)
 25–44 43,703 (31.0) 9789 (6.9) 2654 (1.9) 458 (0.3) 84,485 (59.9)
 45–64 15,023 (36.9) 3466 (8.5) 1451 (3.6) 88 (0.2) 20,727 (50.8)
 65+ 4527 (44.9) 949 (9.4) 495 (4.9) 45 (0.4) 4066 (40.4)
Sex
 Male 91,808 (30.8) 21,049 (7.1) 5968 (2.0) 787 (0.3) 178,695 (60.0)
 Female 12,528 (35.0) 2811 (7.8) 745 (2.1) 122 (0.3) 19,614 (54.8)
Race
 White 37,251 (39.4) 9309 (9.8) 5599 (5.9) 384 (0.4) 42,021 (44.4)
 Black 43,552 (26.7) 8427 (5.2) 347 (0.2) 341 (0.2) 110,158 (67.7)
 Hispanic 16,955 (29.8) 4682 (8.2) 453 (0.8) 138 (0.2) 34,689 (60.9)
 Asian or Pacific Islander 963 (28.7) 223 (6.6) 26 (0.8) 10 (0.3) 2135 (63.6)
 Native American 578 (27.4) 228 (10.8) 90 (4.2) 10 (0.4) 1206 (57.2)
 Other 4205 (36.2) 795 (6.8) 102 (0.9) 28 (0.2) 6498 (55.9)
Payer
 Medicare 1474 (39.4) 1596 (8.7) 791 (4.3) 59 (0.3) 8703 (47.3)
 Medicaid 5459 (29.7) 6515 (7.1) 1096 (1.2) 187 (0.2) 56,544 (61.8)
 Private including HMO 5164 (34.4) 5742 (7.8) 2760 (3.7) 187 (0.3) 39,698 (53.8)
 Self-pay 6206 (30.1) 6994 (6.9) 1410 (1.4) 200 (0.2) 62,304 (61.4)
 Other 3047 (28.7) 3212 (6.2) 671 (1.3) 281 (0.5) 32,720 (63.2)
  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