Firearm Deaths in Children, Adolescents Vary by Race/Ethnicity

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About The Study: This study found racial and ethnic differences in firearm-related deaths of U.S. youths, with the highest overall burden and recent increase among Black youths. The large increase in firearm-related mortality between 2019 and 2020 may be related to the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest; further follow-up is needed to see if this trend continues.

Authors: Leonardo Mariño-Ramírez, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities in Bethesda, Maryland, is the corresponding author.

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