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[Firearm mortality in Argentina, 1990-2008].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22488312     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a descriptive epidemiological study of firearm mortality in Argentina, 1990-2008. The study compared the firearm mortality percentages and rates between the country's jurisdictions. The data are from the Office of Health Statistics and Information, Ministry of Health. From 1990 to 2008 there were 358,484 deaths from external causes, of which 16.6% (59,339) were caused by firearms. The Province of Buenos Aires showed the highest percentage and crude and adjusted rates. The jurisdictions in the Pampeana region (including the Province of Buenos Aires) showed a more homogeneous profile, similar to that of the country as a whole, with an increase in the rates from 1999 to 2002 and a decrease from 2003 to 2006. These findings are partially explained by the country's deteriorating socioeconomic conditions in the late 20th century, with a greater impact on Buenos Aires, one of the provinces of Argentina with the greatest development and economic dynamism. The situation in Buenos Aires was aggravated by the fact that the Province has one of the country's most repressive police forces.
Marina Gabriela Zunino; Edinilsa Ramos de Souza
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cadernos de saúde pública     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1678-4464     ISO Abbreviation:  Cad Saude Publica     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  2012-10-11     Revised Date:  2013-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901573     Medline TA:  Cad Saude Publica     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  spa     Pagination:  665-77     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto de Salud Colectiva, Universidad Nacional de Lanús, Argentina.
Vernacular Title:
La mortalidad por armas de fuego en Argentina entre 1990 y 2008.
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MeSH Terms
Argentina / epidemiology
Cause of Death
Firearms / statistics & numerical data*
Homicide / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Risk Factors
Suicide / statistics & numerical data
Wounds, Gunshot / mortality*

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