Access to Firearms and the Risk of Suicide: A Case Control Study

  title={Access to Firearms and the Risk of Suicide: A Case Control Study},
  author={A. Beautrais and P. Joyce and R. Mulder},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={741 - 748}
Objective: This study examined the association between access to a firearm and risk of suicide in a consecutive sample of individuals who had made serious suicide attempts. Method: The study used a case control design in which a sample of 197 individuals who died by suicide and 302 individuals who made medically serious suicide attempts was contrasted with 1028 randomly selected community control subjects. Results: Suicide attempts by gunshot accounted for 1.3% of all serious suicide attempts… Expand
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