Erin R. Morgan, MS; Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, MD, PhD; Deborah Azrael, PhD; Matthew Miller, MD, ScD
See also: Related article (page 704) and editorial comment (page 725).
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Drs. Carmen Gonzalez and John Crowley for encouraging work on this project.
Financial Support: By the Fund for a Safer Future and The Joyce Foundation.
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Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol and data set: Not available. Statistical code: Available from Ms. Morgan (e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Crude incidence rates of violent deaths by means (firearm vs. nonfirearm) and intent (suicide vs. homicide) in 50 states based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014–2015.
The rate of firearm homicide in Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and Vermont and the rate of nonfirearm homicide in New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming should be interpreted with caution, because their numerators comprise ≤20 deaths. Data on intent of violent death were obtained from the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System.
* A total of 30.6% (95% CI, 27.7%–33.5%) of U.S. adults correctly identified the most frequent intent of nonfirearm violent death in their state.
Table. U.S. Adults Who Correctly Identified the Most Frequent Cause of Violent Death in Their State*
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Morgan ER, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Azrael D, Miller M. Public Perceptions of Firearm- and Non–Firearm-Related Violent Death in the United States: A National Study. Ann Intern Med. ;169:734–737. doi: 10.7326/M18-1533
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