TABLE 1

Total Medical Cost and Number of Nonfatal and Fatal Firearm Injuries for Ages 0–21 in the United States, 2010

Unintentional, Cost (No.)Other Assault, Cost (No.)Self-Harm, Cost (No.)Total, Cost (No.)
ED treat and release (nonfatal)$4 893 000 (2513)$28 249 000 (9837)$63 000 (23)$34 204 000 (12 374)
Hospitalization (nonfatal)$23 312 000 (1316)$205 791 000 (9074)$25 458 000 (571)$254 561 000 (10 962)
Death (fatal)$2 152 000 (166)$33 168 000 (2894)a$6 560 000 (1218)b$41 881 000 (4 278)
Total$330 646 000
  • Cost expressed in 2010 US prices. Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System.

  • a Includes homicide, undetermined, and legal intervention categories.

  • b Includes suicide category.