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Association of community vulnerability and state gun laws with firearm deaths in children and adolescents

JAMA Network Open

2023-05-24
(Press-News.org) About The Study: In this study including 5,813 youths ages 10 to 19 who died of an assault-related firearm injury, socially vulnerable communities in the U.S. experienced a disproportionate number of assault-related firearm deaths among youths. Although stricter gun laws were associated with lower death rates in all communities, these gun laws did not equalize the consequences on a relative scale, and disadvantaged communities remained disproportionately impacted. While legislation is necessary, it may not be sufficient to solve the problem of assault-related firearm deaths among children and adolescents. 

Authors: Deepika Nehra, M.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.14863)

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