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Children and unintentional firearm death

OPEN Injury epidemiology | 20 Oct 2015

D Hemenway and SJ Solnick
Abstract
Children in the United States are at far greater risk of unintentional gun death than children in other developed countries. The relative figures may even be worse since the estimates for US child unintentional gun deaths are derived from the Vital Statistics which have been shown to be underestimates. No study has used a national data system to investigate the circumstances of fatal child gun accidents.
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U.S. state, Poverty in the United States, North America, Canada, Republic of China, Developed country, United Kingdom, United States
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