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Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA. MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 1994; 43(33): 609-611.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1994, (in public domain), Publisher U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

8065292

Abstract

In 1991, deaths from suicide and homicide combined were the third leading cause of years of potential life lost before age 65 (YPLL-65) in the United States. Firearms were used in 60.1% of all suicides, in 67.8% of all homicides, and in less than 2.0% of unintentional injury deaths. Firearm-related death rates increased during the late 1980s, particularly among adolescents and young adults. To characterize trends in premature mortality attributed to firearm-related injuries, annual mortality data were analyzed for 1980-1991 (the most recent years for which complete data were available). This report summarizes the results of the analysis.

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