Fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries in North Carolina

N C Med J. Nov-Dec 2010;71(6):565-8.

Abstract

This commentary discusses fatal and nonfatal injuries due to firearms in North Carolina and reviews epidemiologic trends in firearm-related homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries. This commentary also provides an overview of strategies for reducing the risk of firearm-related injury and suggests future research to prevent these injuries.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents / mortality
  • Accidents / statistics & numerical data*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Firearms / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • North Carolina / epidemiology
  • Wounds, Gunshot / epidemiology*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / mortality
  • Young Adult