Prevalence and Incidence of Firearm Injury


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About prevalence and incidence statistics: The term 'prevalence' of Firearm Injury usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Firearm Injury at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Firearm Injury refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Firearm Injury diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

Incidence (annual) of Firearm Injury: 28,874 annual cases causing death in 1999 USA (NVSR Sep 2001)
Incidence Rate: approx 1 in 9,420 or 0.01% or 28,873 people in USA [about data]

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