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 research outputs scored by Altmetric
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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 %
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 22 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 9%
Researcher 1 4%
Unknown 20 87%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biological Sciences 5 22%
Medicine 5 22%
Psychology 4 17%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Philosophy 1 4%
Other 6 26%

Score in context

This research output has an Altmetric score of 567. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This score was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 January 2016.
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#1,788
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Outputs from American Journal of Medicine
#3
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#74
of 100,006 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Medicine
#2
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