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  1. Homicide rates among US teenagers and young adults : Differences by mechanism, level of urbanization, race, and sex, 1987 through 1995.

    Article - En anglais

    Context. - Homicide rates for persons 15 through 24 years old began to decline between 1993 and 1994, but recent trends in homicide rates by mechanism of homicide and urbanization group have not been described.


    - To examine homicide trends from 1987 through 1995 for persons 15 through 24 years old by urbanization level.


    - Homicide rates by urbanization level were analyzed using the Compressed Mortality File, a county-level mortality and population database maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the rural-urban continuum codes developed by the Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture.


    - United States, 1987 through 1995, according to 5 urbanization strata :

    • core, counties with the primary central city of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) of 1 million or more ;

    • fringe, remaining counties within an MSA of 1 million or more ;

    • medium, counties within an MSA of 250 000 to 999 999 ;

    • small, counties in an MSA of less than 250000 ;

    • and nonmetropolitan, counties not in an MSA.


    - All persons 15 through 24 years old by race whose cause of death was homicide (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes E960-E969).

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Firearm and nonfirearm homicide rates and average annual percentage changes by 5 urbanization levels, race, and sex.



    Mots-clés Pascal : Meurtre, Race, Epidémiologie, Fréquence, Adolescent, Homme, Adulte jeune, Sexe, Urbanisation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etiologie, Arme à feu

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Murder, Race, Epidemiology, Frequency, Adolescent, Human, Young adult, Sex, Urbanization, United States, North America, America, Etiology, Fire arm

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0394920

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.