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Epidemiologic Trends in Fatal and Nonfatal Firearm Injuries in the US, 2009-2017

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2020

In this cross-sectional study, suicide appears to be the most common cause of firearm injury death in the US, and most people who die from suicide never reach the hospital. These findings suggest that assaults and unintentional injuries account for most nonfatal and overall firearm injuries and for most of the injuries that are treated in hospitals.

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