Demographic differences in the type of firearm and location of bodily injury in firearm suicide decedents

This study describes the type of firearm used and location of bodily injury among demographic subgroups of suicide decedents.

Data on those who died by suicide via firearm from the National Violent Death Reporting System (N = 117,126) between the years 2003–2018 was utilized. A series of five logistic regression analyses examining the age of decedent, type of firearm, location of wound site, loaded vs. unloaded firearms, and locked vs. unlocked storage, using predictors including gender, race, who owns the firearm and age were performed. 

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Principal Investigators:
Allison E. Bond MA, Shelby L. Bandel MS, Daniel W. Capron PhD, Michael D. Anestis PhD, Aleksandr T. Karnick MPH

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