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Reduce firearm-related deaths.

Target: 4.1 deaths per 100,000 population.

Baseline: 11.3 deaths per 100,000 population were related to firearm injuries in 1998 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population).

Target setting method: Better than the best.

Data source: National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), CDC, NCHS.

Total Population, 1998

Firearm-Related Deaths

Rate per 100,000

TOTAL

11.3

Race and ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native

11.3

Asian or Pacific Islander

4.2

Asian

DNC

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

DNC

Black or African American

20.3

White

10.0

 

Hispanic or Latino

9.7

Cuban

11.0

Mexican

9.8

Puerto Rican

8.4

Not Hispanic or Latino

11.3

Black or African American

21.0

White

9.6

Gender

Female

3.3

Male

20.1

Education level (aged 25 to 64 years)

Less than high school

21.4

High school graduate

17.7

At least some college

7.0

Select firearm-related deaths

Homicides

4.3

Suicides

6.5

Unintentional deaths

0.5

DNA = Data have not been analyzed. DNC = Data are not collected. DSU = Data are statistically unreliable.
Note: Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.