Health Care

Almost 1300 children killed by guns in U.S. every year

Almost 1300 children killed by guns in U.S. every year”

The study comes as a four-year-old Pennsylvania boy shot himself in the face and died on Sunday. An 8-year-old boy in MS was caught in gunfire and shot in the head Saturday while he slept in the back seat of his mother's auto.

Suicide was calculated only for children 10 or older in the study.

A new study found that almost 1,300 children are killed by guns each year in the United States.

Researchers found, for example, that each year between 2012 and 2014, the majority of gun related deaths were homicides (53 percent). What's more is that roughly 19 children are either wounded or killed every day from a gun.

While these numbers are alarming on their own, new analysis also noted a disturbing rise in gun-related child suicides.

According to a CBS News report, gunshot wounds are now the third leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 17, shedding new light on an issue that has come to dominate newsfeeds.

Lead author Katherine Fowler of the CDC says that such research "is fundamental for understanding the problem and developing scientifically sound solutions".

The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention involves children and teens through age 17.

Firearms kill nearly 1,300 American youngsters each year, and boys and black children are most often the victims, a USA study finds.

Three groups were the most likely to die in shootings, black children, older kids, and boys, according to the study. While African-American children had the highest rate of homicide, white and Native American children had the highest rate of suicide.

African American children had the highest rate of all firearm deaths at 4.1 out of every 100,000 children.

Washington D.C., Louisiana, Wyoming, and Alaska were the places with the most gun-related deaths.

Many gun control advocates in the U.S. have called for similar restrictions to those Australia imposed in 1996 following the Port Arthur Massacre, banning military style automatic and semi-automatic firearms while strongly limiting the availability of other types of rifles. Doctors said that there are methods available to safely secure and store firearms in homes, and they recommend that if parents are keeping guns in their houses, they should follow such practices.

Malvezzi said that making guns safer is essential.

There is some hopeful news in the study.

The number of child firearm homicides was up significantly from 2002 to 2007 (+17%, annual percent change=4.6, P 0.05), but then posted a significant decline from 2007 to 2014 (-36%, annual percent change= -6.7, P 0.05). Stats include accidental and intentional shootings. Childhood suicides, on the other hand, "were most often precipitated by acute crises and life stressors such as relationship, school, and crime problems". The results seen below tell the story of why the CDC views gun violence as a public health crisis.

Yet we continue to ignore it. Boys accounted for 82 per cent of all child firearm deaths.

In September 2016, Pediatrics published a study by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in which parents were surveyed in pediatrician office waiting rooms in Missouri and IL.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


24 June 2017
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (TSM) Stake Increased by Scout Investments Inc
The firm owned 2,488,225 shares of the semiconductor company's stock after buying an additional 676,213 shares during the period. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average 15.45% and positively from its 50 days moving average 1.37%.

24 June 2017
Stock Floundering in Session: Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLSN)
It represents a security's price that, if achieved, results in a trader recognizing the best possible outcome for his investment. Traders will most likely be honing their strategies that they created, trying to beat the market over the next couple of months.

24 June 2017
Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc
It increased, as 51 investors sold BR shares while 145 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 174 raised stakes. Tci Wealth has 0% invested in Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc . (NYSE:BR) traded up 0.38% on Thursday, hitting $76.21.

24 June 2017
10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
Stunned survivors could give few details about the attack. "I got injured and fell down", said one victim, Gulzar Ahmad. Nine security officials were among the wounded, said Fareed Sumalan, a doctor at the hospital.

24 June 2017
Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up.

24 June 2017
MARAL OVERSEAS LTD. (MARALOVER.BO) Moves -1.22%
Wisconsin-based Heartland has invested 0.02% in Centrica PLC (LON:CNA). 403,720 are owned by Henderson Gp Public Limited Company. It worsened, as 59 investors sold PSX shares while 382 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes.

24 June 2017
Alexander Stadlin Purchases 1000 Shares of Playa Hotels & Resorts NV (PLYA) Stock
Investors may also be paying close concentration to some simple moving average indicators on shares of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. The firm owned 18,081 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock after buying an additional 103 shares during the period.

24 June 2017
NTSB Releases Details Regarding Tesla Inc (TSLA) Fatal Car Crash
The NTSB findings echo a report on the incident released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Since then, an investigation into exactly what happened and whether or not Autopilot was at fault has been ongoing.

24 June 2017
FNB Corporation Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Report and Conference Call
The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link . The firm had revenue of $227.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $231.73 million.

24 June 2017
Jefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS)
With 10.72M avg volume, 2 days are for JP Morgan Chase & Company (NYSE:JPM)'s short sellers to cover JPM's short positions. After this sale, 907,418 common shares of EXAS are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $30,843,138.