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
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 2,695)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
31 news outlets
twitter
435 tweeters
facebook
24 Facebook pages
googleplus
7 Google+ users
reddit
5 Redditors
video
1 video uploader

Readers on

mendeley
27 Mendeley
Title
Gun Ownership and Firearm-related Deaths
Published in
American Journal of Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.amjmed.2013.04.012
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sripal Bangalore, Franz H. Messerli, Bangalore S, Messerli FH

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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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 26 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 37%
Student > Master 7 26%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 15%
Other 2 7%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 19%
Social Sciences 5 19%
Psychology 4 15%
Philosophy 1 4%
Other 6 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 600. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 July 2016.
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#2,602
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Outputs from American Journal of Medicine
#3
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Outputs of similar age
#75
of 105,535 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Journal of Medicine
#2
of 41 outputs
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