Gun Suicide by Young People in California: Descriptive Epidemiology and Gun Ownership

Mona A. Wright, Garen J Wintemute, Barbara E. Claire

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Abstract

We studied the 336 firearm suicides occurring in California in 1997-1999 to persons under age 21. The gun used was most often owned by the victim or a family member living in the victim's household. Prevention efforts should focus on gun ownership and accessibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Firearm
  • Ownership
  • Suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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