Year: 1997 Source: Injury Prevention, v.3, no.1, (March 1997), p.35-37 SIEC No: 20040914

The purpose of this study is to describe & compare the distribution of injury deaths among rural & urban Colorado children that occurred between 1980 & 1988. Statistically significant elevated risks were found among rural children for motor vehicle injury deaths. Firearms were involved more often in rural deaths among unintentional injury deaths of children older than 4 years of age, & among homicide related deaths of children 5 years & yonger. All rural children who died by suicide used a firearm. (7 refs)