Surveillance for Fatal and Nonfatal Firearm-Related Injuries – United States, 1993-1998
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This report presents U.S. surveillance data regarding fatal & non-fatal firearm-related injuries for the years 1993-1998. The results show that approximately 78% of firearm-related injuries among older persons aged 65 & older were from intentionally self-inflicted gunshot wounds. They also showed that during the six-year period, firearm-related injury rates declined for intentionally self-inflicted causes.