"About 19 U.S. children per day are killed by or receive emergency treatment for gunshot
wounds, according to a new study from federal researchers.
Among injury-related deaths, firearms are the second leading cause behind car accidents
for children ages 1-17.
'These are preventable injuries that have a major public health impact on early death
and disability among children,' lead author Katherine A. Fowler, Ph.D., said in an
Dr. Fowler and her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
analyzed data from national databases and published the findings in a new study, 'Childhood
Firearm Injuries in the United States,' (Fowler KA, et al. Pediatrics. June 19, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3486).
Dr. Fowler called the work 'the most comprehensive examination of current firearm-related
deaths and injuries among children in the U.S. to date.'”
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