Global & Disaster Medicine

Within the United States, firearm mortality rates and YPLL remained constant between 1999 and 2014 and has been increasing subsequently.

Citation: Bailey HM, Zuo Y, Li F, Min J, Vaddiparti K, Prosperi M, et al. (2019) Changes in patterns of mortality rates and years of life lost due to firearms in the United States, 1999 to 2016: A joinpoint analysis. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0225223.

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Between 1999 and 2016, the national rates of firearm mortality and YPLL indicating a shift in the burden of mortality towards younger individuals. While an increase in mortality was noted starting in 2014, the change towards an increase was set much earlier in different subgroups and states. Additional studies to examine county-specific patterns and the factors that explain the differences in trajectories is needed. Future interventions, programs, and policies should be created to address this shifting burden locally and should bear in mind the populations that are being most affected by shifts in firearm death……”

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