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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.

15-4. Reduce the proportion of persons living in homes with firearms that are loaded and unlocked.

Target: 16 percent.

Baseline: 19 percent of the population lived in homes with loaded and unlocked firearms in 1998 (preliminary data; age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1994* Loaded, Unlocked Firearms in Home Percent
Race and ethnicity  
American Indian or Alaska Native DSU
Asian or Pacific Islander DSU
Asian DSU
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander DSU
Black or African American 24
White 20
Hispanic or Latino DSU
Not Hispanic or Latino 20
Black or African American 25
White 20
Female 18
Male 22
Education level (aged 25 years and older)  
Less than high school 23
High school graduate 19
At least some college 20

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.