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Citation

Wolfson JA, Teret SP, Frattaroli S, Miller MC, Azrael DR. Am. J. Public Health 2016; 106(3): 411-413.

Affiliation

Julia A Wolfson, Stephen Teret and Shannon Frattaroli are with the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Matthew Miller and Deborah Azrael are with the Bouvé School of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2016, American Public Health Association)

DOI

10.2105/AJPH.2015.303041

PMID

26794170

Abstract

Every year, gun violence imposes an unacceptable toll on people in the United States. In 2014, the most recent year for which final data are available, 33 599 people died from gun violence; the majority of these deaths were suicides (> 21 000 deaths), and firearm homicides accounted for more than 11 000 deaths.(1) Unintentional shootings, in which children are often the shooter or victim,(2,3) comprised more than 500 deaths in 2013.(1) In addition to firearm fatalities, in 2013, more than 84 000 people in the United States suffered from nonfatal gunshot wounds, including both injuries resulting in hospitalization and injuries that were treated in emergency rooms but did not require admittance to the hospital.(1) (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print January 21, 2016: e1-e3. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.303041).


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