Publication: American Journal of Public Health
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: International Ownership Public Health Suicide
Keywords: cross cultural differences firearm availability firearm laws firearm suicides suicide preventions
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The authors investigated firearms suicides in 13 Western countries since the 1980s. Statistical analysis of longitudinal data (data over time) confirmed that the proportion of firearm suicides was correlated to the proportion of households owning firearms: the proportion of firearm suicides decreased simultaneously with the proportion of households owning firearms.
Ajdacic-Gross, V., Killias, M., Hepp, U., Gadola, E., Bopp, M., Lauber, C., et al. (2006). Changing Times: A Longitudinal Analysis of International Firearm Suicide Data. American Journal of Public Health, 96(10), 1752-1755.
Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta, et al. "Changing Times: A Longitudinal Analysis of International Firearm Suicide Data." American Journal of Public Health 96.10 (2006): 1752-55.