Need Statistics On Child Gun Deaths


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telomerase
July 7, 2008, 11:25 AM
Help! I need figures on child deaths due to gun accidents vs. other factors. This is for an article in the local paper, I need to finish it by the end of the week.

Thanks for any links, I'm stuck in the woods on dialup today so my speed of surfing pdf-heavy statistics sites is limited :o

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hso
July 7, 2008, 11:26 AM
CDC has the data, but you need to parse by age group.

http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/mortrate10_sy.html

csmkersh
July 7, 2008, 11:44 AM
What's the article's definition of a child? Is it reasonable, say age 10, or, like Brady, age 23?

From CDC WISQARS, in 4 year brackets to age 14. See attachment for table.

csmkersh
July 7, 2008, 11:53 AM
Grumble, grumble.

Table in first post is unintentional/accidents. This table is homicides. Remember, homicides does not automatically equal murder.


Forgot to add, data is 2005, which is the most current CDC is releasing.

Librarian
July 7, 2008, 03:09 PM
See also the 'leading causes of death', for example
ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/ncipc/10LC-2004/JPEG/10lC-byAgeGrp.jpg and
ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/ncipc/10LC-2004/JPEG/10lC-unintentional.jpg

link (http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/osp/charts.htm) to page

csmkersh
July 7, 2008, 03:53 PM
For those who can't FTP the site, here's the 10 leading causes of death for 2005. Note that accidental death is the leading cause from 1 to 45 years. Homiced ranks second for 15-24 year olds and suicidse for 25-44 year olds.

Oh, and you'll need Acrobat Reader to open the attachment.

telomerase
July 7, 2008, 05:41 PM
Thanks a lot guys!

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