Association of Poverty With Firearm-Related Death Among Youth

JAMA Pediatrics

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What The Study Did: This analysis of nearly 68,000 firearm-related deaths among U.S. youth ages 5 to 24 over a 10-year period found an association between firearm-related mortality rates and county-level poverty concentration.

Authors: Jefferson T. Barrett, M.D., M.P.H., of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in New York, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.4822)

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