Distinctive injury deaths: the role of environment, policy and measurement across states

In this study, the authors seek to identify the most distinctive cause of injury in each U. S. state and the reasons for geographical differences. Using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System to identify injury death for each state, the authors uncover a number of patterns, including high rates of unintentional firearm deaths in Appalachian and Southeastern states and high legal intervention deaths in West Coast states. The authors suggest that the study reveals potential areas for policy and prevention work.


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  • Accession Number: 01616611
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2016 10:28AM