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Firearm Availability and Suicide
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... This study is expected to generate information on whether or not treatment can occur within the primary care setting, and if and how the primary care physician's role can be enhanced in suicide prevention. In the Prospect Study, patients are "randomized into the intervention arm and into the usual care arm," which gives power to this study, rarely available in studies of suicide.
From page 18...
... Hemenway discussed data Tom two types of studies, case-controlled and ecological studies. The case-controlled studies on gun prevalence and suicide risk have revealed significant increases in suicide in homes with guns, even when other factors such as education, arrests, and drug abuse were controlled for.
From page 19...
... By state or region...for every age, for both genders, where there are more guns, there are more tote/ suicides. David Hemenway Studies that have compared gun suicide rates between states with a high prevalence of guns and states with a low prevalence of guns, have consistently found that the high gun states have higher rates of suicides committed with firearms than low gun states.
From page 20...
... He stressed that maintaining a violent death registry would not only provide extremely valuable data on suicide, but it could also provide data on homicide and unintentional gun deaths.

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