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Diseases » Firearm Injury » Summary
 

What is Firearm Injury?

What is Firearm Injury?

Any injury caused by a firearm. Firearm injury may result from crime, accidental discharge or a suicide attempt. The injury from a firearm may be ...more »

  • Firearm Injury: An injury caused by a firearm.

Firearm Injury: Introduction

Types of Firearm Injury:

Broader types of Firearm Injury:

How many people get Firearm Injury?

Incidence (annual) of Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
Incidence Rate of Firearm Injury: approx 1 in 9,420 or 0.01% or 28,873 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Firearm Injury?

Deaths for Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual deaths from firearm injuries in 1999 USA including 16,599 for suicide and 10,828 for homicide (NVSR Sep 2001); 3.5 per 100,000 in Canada 19971

What causes Firearm Injury?

Causes of Firearm Injury: see causes of Firearm Injury

What are the symptoms of Firearm Injury?

Symptoms of Firearm Injury: see symptoms of Firearm Injury

Firearm Injury: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Firearm Injury.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Firearm Injury.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Firearm Injury: Emergency Medical Physician, Trauma Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Firearm Injury.
Treatments for Firearm Injury: see treatments for Firearm Injury
Research for Firearm Injury: see research for Firearm Injury

Name and Aliases of Firearm Injury

Main name of condition: Firearm Injury

Class of Condition for Firearm Injury: physical

Other names or spellings for Firearm Injury:

Firearm accidents

Firearm Injury: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Firearm Injury:



Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

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