Firearm-Related Fatalities, Arizona, 1986-1996


TABLE 1
AGE-SPECIFIC AND AGE-ADJUSTED DEATH RATESa FOR INJURY BY FIREARMS,ARIZONA AND UNITED STATES, 1986-1996

Age Group

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

Under 5b

.3

.3

1.2

1.2

.3

.7

1.0

0.3

1.2

0.9

0.6

5-14

2.0

2.5

1.8

2.3

1.9

2.0

4.8

5.3

2.5

4.1

2.4

15-19

20.3

18.5

21.6

21.4

20.7

34.3

26.9

39.5

43.9

45.3

36.7

20-44

25.3

23.9

25.3

22.2

25.8

22.9

24.0

28.1

34.0

35.4

28.7

45-64

17.4

24.1

20.2

20.0

20.2

18.9

21.2

17.8

20.7

19.5

17.8

65 and Over

26.1

26.6

25.3

28.1

24.9

23.6

23.8

26.9

22.7

23.9

19.3

Total

18.1

18.5

18.6

17.5

18.9

18.3

19.2

21.1

23.3

24.1

19.8

Arizona Age-Adjusted RateC

18.2

18.1

18.2

17.1

18.3

17.9

18.7

21.0

24.0

24.4

20.1

U.S. Age-Adjusted RateC

13.3

13.0

13.4

13.7

14.6

15.2

14.9

15.7

15.4

13.9

13.0

a Number of deaths by firearms per 100,000 population in specified age group.

b 0 - 4 years old.

c Adjusted to U.S. population of 1940.



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