Variations among states in household exposure to firearms, loaded firearms, and hand-guns were examined.
Date from the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System in 22 states were used to estimate the prevalence of adults and children exposed to householf firearms.
The prevalence of adults living in households with firearms ranged from 12% to 57% ; the corresponding ranges were 1% to 23% for loaded firearms and 5% to 36% for handguns.
The prevalence of children less than 18 years of age living in households with loaded firearms ranged from 2% to 12%. Conclusions.
Important variations among states exist in the prevalence of adults and children living in households with firearms, loaded firearms, and hanguns.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arme à feu, A domicile, Traumatisme, Violence, Prévalence, Evolution, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Etude multicentrique, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fire arm, At home, Trauma, Violence, Prevalence, Evolution, Human, United States, North America, America, Epidemiology, Multicenter study, Victimology
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Cote : 98-0288689
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 27/11/1998.