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Posted: 6/21/2001 8:01:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 8:13:42 PM EST
Could you please post source for info and/or dates, years, that the numbers cover? thanks Iso
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 8:31:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:08:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2001 10:10:00 PM EST by Isomerase]
[size=4]Gun Deaths Among Children and Teens Drop Sharply For Immediate Release Monday, July 24, 2000 Contact: NCHS Press Office (301) 458-4800 CDC Office of Media Relations (404) 639-3286 E-mail: paoquery@cdc.gov Deaths: Final Data for 1998. 106 pp. (PHS) 2000-1120. View/download PDF 622 KB[/size=4] [size=3]Firearm deaths for children and teens dropped significantly between 1997 and 1998 according to a new mortality report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report shows 3,792 children and adolescents under age 20 died in 1998 from firearms, down 10 percent from 4,223 in 1997, and down 35 percent from the high of 5,833 in 1994. This translates into a drop from 16 deaths per day in 1994 to 10 deaths per day in 1998. The new statistics were published in a report, "Deaths: Final Data for 1998," released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC, NCHS). "Each day, 10 children and teens are killed by firearms, and that is 10 too many," said HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala. "However, it is significant that the number is down 35 percent from 4 years ago. This indicates that violence prevention efforts are showing results. But we all know how far we still have to go to protect our young people from gun deaths and injuries." Overall, 30,708 people died of firearms in 1998, a 5-percent drop from 1997 and a 22-percent drop from the high of 39,595 in 1993. The age-adjusted death rate from firearms was 11.3 deaths per 100,000 population in 1998, a 7.4-percent drop from 12.2 in 1997 and down sharply from the high of 15.6 in 1993. "Firearm deaths are preventable and we must continue to work tirelessly to avoid these deaths," said CDC Director Jeffrey P. Koplan, M.D., M.P.H.[/size=3] [url]http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/releases/00news/finaldeath98.htm[/url] [size=4]TOMMY G. THOMPSON SECRETARY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STATEMENT BEFORE THE SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS COMMITTEE MAY 24, 2001[/size=4] [size=3]While the statistics are familiar, they bear repeating: according to the IOM report, between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical errors, making them the 8th leading cause of death in the United States. More people die from medical errors than from automobile accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS. Further, the report suggests that medical errors result in approximately $29 billion in excess health care expenditures and lost productivity each year.[/size=3] [url]http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t010524.html[/url] This is all that I could find in a short search will look more later. [|)][|)] Iso
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