Table 1

Demographics of paediatric firearm-related emergency department visits compared with all other paediatric ED visits

Firearm injuryAll other ED visits
NumberPercentageNumberPercentagep Value*
Gender<0.0001
 Men178 15390.0165 848 26551.0
 Women20 81610.0156 683 69349.0
Race<0.002
 Caucasian97 17549.0228 499 98371.0
 Black97 93649.080 601 28525.0
 Other38582.013 430 6904.0
Ethnicity0.3107
 Hispanic29 54415.056 634 90518.0
 Non-Hispanic159 60380.0229 202 38771.0
 Unknown98225.036 694 66611.0
Age<0.0001
 0–11 years20 57010.0206 208 54964.0
 12–19 years178 39990.0116 323 40936.0
Region0.6249
 Northeast27 19213.056 090 84717.0
 Midwest43 10022.074 000 00823.0
 South102 99352.0136 171 35542.0
 West25 68413.056 269 74818.0
Insurance<0.01
 Not private50 77326.0134 452 99242.0
 Private68 27834.0123 453 91338.0
 Uninsured/Other79 91840.064 625 05320.0
Metropolitan statistical area (MSA)0.8438
 MSA169 82785.0269 385 32484.0
 Non-MSA29 14215.053 146 63416.0
Injury intent<0.0001
 Intentional72 43436.07 278 1122.0
 Unintentional126 53564.0315 253 84698.0
Outcome<0.001
 Non-fatal195 56798.0322 430 91999.97
 DOA/died in emergency department34022.0101 0390.03
Disposition0.0823
 Discharged183 39192.0310 268 26596.0
 Admitted15 5788.012 263 6934.0
  • 2 test of analysis.

  • The values in bold indicate variables that are statistically significant at a level of p <0.05.

  • DOA, dead on arrival.