Family Firearm Ownership and Firearm-Related Mortality Among Young Children: 1976-2016.

Prickett KC , Gutierrez C , Deb S
: media-1vid110.1542/5972298231001PEDS-VA_2018-1171 BACKGROUND: Firearm-related fatalities are a top 3 cause of death among children in the United States. Despite historical declines in firearm ownership, the firearm-related mortality rate among young children has risen over the past decade. In this study, we examined changes in firearm ownership among families with young children from 1976 to 2016, exploring how such changes relate to recent increases in firearm-related mortality among 1- to 5-year-olds.

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