ABSTRACT. Objectives. To determine whether youth convicted of juvenile offenses have a greater risk of injury resulting in hospitalization compared with nonoffending adolescents.Design. A statewide hospital discharge database was linked to juvenile justice records to identify all hospitalizations occurring at ages 13 to 17 years for juvenile offenders and nonoffenders.Subjects. Juvenile offenders and nonoffenders in Washington State during 1989 through 1992.Main Outcome Measures. Incidence of hospitalizations…
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