Year: 1998 Source: Ethnicity and Health, v.3, no.4, (1988), p.275-282 SIEC No: 20021443

To study gender & ethnic aspects in a population of patients treated for non-fatal firearm injuries at public hospitals in Stockholm, Sweden, a retrospective study was performed. Females & foreign-born persons were more often victims of attempted murder than males or native Swedes. Attempted suicide was more common among native Swedes. Male patients, single persons & Finnish immigrants treated for a firearm injury all showed an increased risk of being registered for criminality or committing a violent crime. More results are discussed. (23 refs)