Table 17. Average Annual Rates of Firearm-Related Deaths by Gender, Age Group, Cause and Ethnicity, Arizona, 1985-1995

White Hispanic Black American Indian
Total, firearm-related deaths:
Male
Female
Total
33.1
6.7
19.7
33.4
5.2
19.4
60.7
10.7
36.7
30.3
4.6
17.1
<15
15-19
20-44
45-64
65+
2.0
21.0
24.1
22.1
26.0
1.6
38.8
31.6
14.1
11.1
5.9
85.2
53.6
19.0
33.2
4.0
28.8
29.3
12.9
8.1

Homicide by firearms:

<15
15-19
20-44
45-64
65+
0.6
4.9
6.0
3.6
1.7
1.2
23.6
18.6
5.4
2.3
3.4
61.5
39.0
14.0
18.6
2.0
13.7
10.6
4.4
1.8

Suicide by firearms:

<15
15-19
20-44
45-64
65+
0.6
14.0
16.8
17.9
24.2
0.3
10.5
11.1
8.2
8.5
0.9
19.9
11.9
3.8
14.6
0.5
13.3
15.7
7.7
5.4

Unintentional injury by firearms:

<15
15-19
20-44
45-64
65+
0.6
1.8
0.6
0.2
0.1
0.4
2.5
1.1
0.4
--
1.4
1.9
1.2
--
--
1.2
0.9
1.1
--
0.9

Injury due to legal intervention by firearms:

15-19
20-44
45-64
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.7
0.5
--
1.0
1.4
1.3
--
1.6
1.4

Death Rate = Total firearm-related deaths from 1985 to 1995 per 100,000 persons in specified group.
The 1990 census counts multiplied by eleven were used as denominators for average annual rate calculation



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