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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health