logo BDSP

Base documentaire

  1. Fulltext. The choice of weapons in firearm suicides in Iowa.

    Article - En anglais


    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

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0680280

    Code Inist : 002B18C11. Création : 09/06/1995.