To characterize trends in annual estimates of nonfatal firearm-related injuries treated in US hospital emergency departments and to compare trends in quarterly rates of such injuries with those of firearm-related fatalities in the US population.
Data on nonfatal firearm-related injuries were obtained from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) by review of medical records for June 1,1992, through May 31,1995.
Data on firearm-related fatalities were obtained from the National Vital Statistics System for January 1,1985, through December 31,1995.
NEISS comprises 91 hospitals that represent a stratified probability sample of all hospitals in the United States and its territories that have at least six beds and provide 24-hour emergency service.
The main outcome measures were numbers, percentages, and quarterly population rates for nonfatal and fatal firearm-related injuries.
An estimated 288,538 nonfatal firearm-related injuries (95% confidence interval [Cl], 169,776 to 407,300) were treated in EDs during the 3-year study period.
The annual number of nonfatal firearm-related injuries increased from 99,025 for June 1992 through May 1993 (95% Cl, 58,266 to 139,784) to 101,669 for June 1993 through May 1994 (95% Cl, 59,822 to 143,516), then decreased to 87,844 for June 1994 through May 1995 (95% Cl, 51,687 to 124,001). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Traumatisme, Arme à feu, Service urgence, Tendance, Age, Evolution, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Pronostic, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Trauma, Fire arm, Emergency department, Trend, Age, Evolution, Incidence, Epidemiology, Prognosis, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0335528
Code Inist : 002B16N. Création : 27/11/1998.