FIGURE 8-1a Rates of suicide by firearm in the first year after purchase among persons who purchased handguns in California in 1991. The horizontal line indicates the age- and sex-adjusted average annual rate of suicide by firearm in California in 1991 and 1992 (11.3 per 100,000 persons per year). SOURCE: Wintemute et al. 1999. Copyright © 1999 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

FIGURE 8-1b Rates of suicide by firearm during the six years after purchase among persons who purchased handguns in California in 1991. The horizontal line indicates the age- and sex-adjusted average annual rate of suicide by firearm in California in 1991 through 1996 (10.7 per 100,000 persons per year). SOURCE: Wintemute et al. 1999. Copyright © 1999 Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.



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