TABLE 1

Characteristics of Study Population, 2011–2015

DemographicN (%) (Total N = 21 241)Rate of Firearm-Related Mortality per 100 000 US Children
Age group, y
 ≤121141 (5.4)0.4
 13–175517 (26.0)5.3
 18–2114 583 (68.7)16.5
Sex
 Male18 544 (87.3)7.9
 Female2697 (12.7)1.2
Race
 White11 133 (52.4)3.2
 African American9471 (44.6)12.4
 Other637 (3.0)1.8
Hispanic ethnicity
 Yes3407 (16.0)3.2
 No17 786 (83.7)5.1
 Unknown48 (0.2)
Intent
 Assault13 082 (61.6)2.9
 Suicide7217 (40.0)1.6
 Unintentional696 (3.3)0.2
 Undetermined251 (1.2)0.1
  • —, not applicable.