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Firearm suicides and availability of firearms: The Swiss experience


Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta; Killias, Martin; Hepp, Urs; Haymoz, Sandrine; Bopp, Matthias; Gutzwiller, Felix; Rössler, Wulf (2010). Firearm suicides and availability of firearms: The Swiss experience. European Psychiatry, 25(7):432-434.

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This study aimed to examine the association between the availability of firearms at home, and the proportion of firearm suicides in Switzerland in an ecological analysis. The data series were analysed by canton and yielded a fairly high correlation (Spearman's rho=0.60). Thus, the association holds also at a sub-national level.

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the association between the availability of firearms at home, and the proportion of firearm suicides in Switzerland in an ecological analysis. The data series were analysed by canton and yielded a fairly high correlation (Spearman's rho=0.60). Thus, the association holds also at a sub-national level.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical and Social Psychiatry Zurich West (former)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
02 Faculty of Law > Institute of Legal Sciences > Criminal Law
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:November 2010
Deposited On:19 Jul 2010 12:02
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 17:13
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0924-9338
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2010.04.006
PubMed ID:20621451

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