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Medical Problems of Prisoners

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Table 6. Prison inmates who reported an injury since admission by gender and age, 2004

Characteristics Percent of inmates who reported an injury since admission

Total In an accident In a fight

State inmates            
  Total 32.6 % 22.3 % 15.9 %
Gender            
    Male 33.2 % 22.6 % 16.5 %
    Female 24.7   18.9   8.5  
Age            
    24 or younger 31.9 % 21.4 % 16.8 %
    25-34 34.7   23.8   16.7  
    35-44 32.5   22.2   16.1  
    45 or older 29.7   21.0   13.4  
Federal inmates            
  Total 28.2 % 22.9 % 8.3 %
Gender            
    Male 28.3 % 22.8 % 8.7 %
    Female 26.9   24.9   3.6  
Age            
    24 or younger 28.9 % 24.4 % 7.7 %
    25-34 30.7   25.0   8.9  
    35-44 27.4   22.0   8.7  
    45 or older 24.8   20.1   7.2  


Source: Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2004.
  See also Methodology.
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