Gun Ownership and Firearm-related Deaths

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Medicine, October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all articles scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring articles from this source (#3 of 2,127)
  • High score compared to articles of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High score compared to articles of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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Article title
Gun Ownership and Firearm-related Deaths
Published in
American Journal of Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.04.012
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Authors

Sripal Bangalore, Franz H. Messerli

Abstract

A variety of claims about possible associations between gun ownership rates, mental illness burden, and the risk of firearm-related deaths have been put forward. However, systematic data on this issue among various countries remain scant. Our objective was to assess whether the popular notion "guns make a nation safer" has any merits.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 6%
Unknown 15 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Ph.D. Student 8 50%
Student (Master) 4 25%
Student (Bachelor) 1 6%
Other Professional 1 6%
Researcher (at a non-Academic Institution) 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biological Sciences 5 31%
Medicine 3 19%
Psychology 2 13%
Philosophy 1 6%
Humanities 1 6%
Other 4 25%

Score in context

This article has an Altmetric score of 493.30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 30 April 2015.
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#78
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#2
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