This study reports the types of firearms used in firearm suicides in Iowa and tests the hypothesis that the use of handguns, rifles, and shotguns in such suicides reflects the availability of these weapons.
The percentage of firearm suicides involving handguns increased from 36.6% in 1980 through 1984 to 43.3% during 1990 and 1991.
In both time periods, the use of handguns was more likely than would prevalence.
Our data suggest that handguns are disproportionately represented among firearm suicides and that this overrepresentation has increased during the last decade.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suicide, Arme à feu, Choix, Epidémiologie, Homme, Iowa, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Suicide, Fire arm, Choice, Epidemiology, Human, Iowa, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0680280
Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 09/06/1995.