What does this indicator measure?

Firearm mortality is represented by the number of deaths resulting from discharge of a firearm per 100,000 people and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. It includes ICD-10 codes: X72–X74, X93–X95, Y22–Y24, W32–W34, Y35.0.

Why is this indicator important?

Firearm-related mortality involves incidents that where firearm use resulted in a homicide, suicide or death from an unintended discharge of the weapon. The measure helps communities understand the burden of firearm-related deaths so that appropriate education and prevention activities can be implemented.

About the data

Community: Indiana

Reference: U.S.

Goal: Healthy People 2020

Measurement Period: 2015

Category: Injury Prevention & Safety

Community Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER

Reference Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WONDER

Promising Practices: Prevention & Safety

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