Hospitalization due to firearm assault nearly eight-fold in urban adolescents
from MD Magazine
Urban adolescents are almost 3 times as likely to be hospitalized from firearm injury than rural adolescents of the same age, according to a new study. A new analysis of the Kids’ Inpatient Database (KD) records from 2006, 2009, and 2012 found that urban 15-to-19 year olds report the greatest of firearm injury hospitalization among all pediatric-adolescent patient age groups, split by rural, urban, and micropolitan settings.
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