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J Adolesc Health. 2008 Dec;43(6):619-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.04.009. Epub 2008 Jun 24.

Gun suicide by young people in California: descriptive epidemiology and gun ownership.

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Violence Prevention Research Program, University of California-Davis, Davis, California 95817, USA. mawright@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

We studied the 336 firearm suicides occurring in California in 1997-1999 to persons under age 21. The gun used was most often owned by the victim or a family member living in the victim's household. Prevention efforts should focus on gun ownership and accessibility.

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