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Prevalence and Incidence of Firearm Injury

Incidence (annual) of Firearm Injury:

28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001) ... see also overview of Firearm Injury.

Incidence Rate:

approx 1 in 9,420 or 0.01% or 28,873 people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Incidence extrapolations for USA for Firearm Injury:

28,873 per year, 2,406 per month, 555 per week, 79 per day, 3 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. [Source statistic for calculation: "28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Death statistics for Firearm Injury:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Firearm Injury:

  • 0.l5 per 100,000 males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • 0.1 per 100,000 females died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
  • Death statistics by racial and gender groups in the USA:
    • 0.2 per 100,000 Hispanic people died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.4 per 100,000 Hispanic males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.3 per 100,000 non-Hispanic people died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
    • 0.5 per 100,000 non-Hispanic males died from accidental discharge of firearms in the US 2001 (National Vital Statistics Report, CDC, 2003)
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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Firearm Injury usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Firearm Injury at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Firearm Injury refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Firearm Injury diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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