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Healthy People 2010 - With Annotations

Chapter 15

Injury and Violence Prevention
Lead Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Goal: Reduce injuries, disabilities, and deaths due to unintentional injuries and violence.

15-3. Reduce firearm-related deaths.

Target: 4.9 deaths per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 11.0 deaths per 100,000 population were related to firearm injuries in 1998 (preliminary data; age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1997* Firearm-Related Deaths
Rate per 100,000
TOTAL 12.1
Race and ethnicity  
 American Indian or Alaska Native 11.4
 Asian or Pacific Islander 5.0
Asian DNC
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander DNC
Black or African American 22.9
White 10.4
Hispanic or Latino 10.7
Cuban 13.1
Mexican 11.1
Puerto Rican 8.5
Not Hispanic or Latino 12.1
Black or African American 23.7
White 10.0
Female 3.4
Male 21.4
Education level (aged 25 to 64 years)  
Less than high school 22.9
High school graduate 18.3
At least some college 7.4
Select firearm-related deaths  
Homicides 4.9
Suicides 6.6
Unintentional 0.4

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.

Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

*New data for population groups will be added when available.

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Last modified: 22-Aug-2001.