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More San Mateo County Youth are Hospitalized for Self-Harm Injuries

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The rate of hospitalization for self-inflicted injuries among youth ages 5 to 20 years old in San Mateo County remains higher than the rate for California, and was nearly 30 percent higher than the state average in 2014. [i]

[i] California Department of Public Health, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, Patient Discharge Data; California Dept. of Finance, Race/Ethnic Population with Age and Sex Detail, 1990-1999, 2000-2010, 2010-2060; CDC, WISQARS (Apr. 2016). Analysis done by Epidemiology, San Mateo County Health.