Scientists have found firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents 0-19 years of age, with a staggering 83 percent increase in youth firearm fatalities over the past decade

Scientists have found firearms are now the leading cause of death for children and adolescents 0-19 years of age, with a staggering 83 percent increase in youth firearm fatalities over the past decade

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Interesting that it’s not just down to a recent increase in firearms deaths (which is quite alarming), but also due to a 50% decrease in car crash deaths between 2005-2015, which was the previous leading cause of death.

[edit: the graph in figure 1 here shows the trends nicely: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2201761 ]

[edit2: added a space after the link, because reddit gives zero fucks about compatibility between versions]

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That jump in drug overdoses and poisonings since 2019 is quite a sharp incline too. Still a lower amount, but a sharp uptick for them.

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Car safety has gone up exponentially in the last decade. There are a ton of newer safety features that are now required to even put a new car on the market. The bar is even higher several states.

Sensors and cameras are making a huge impact on decreasing collisions. Not to mention just pure engineering that reduces severe injuries in the event of an accident.

Can’t wait to see what we come up with in another 10-20 years.

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That’s because there’s been an increase in regulations surrounding vehicle safety.

Cars are dangerous, after all, and it would be foolish not to tightly regulate their usage.

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Crazy how safety regulations can decrease fatality rates. If only there were some way to impose safety regulations on the new leading cause of death for adolescents in the US.

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Cool, one problem being addressed, now how about the other?

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It’s still up over 80% which is nearly double…

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To drive a car you have to be licensed and registered. Not so for guns.

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Link is sending me to a 404 error on NEJMs website. Can you relink please?

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Not exactly sure, but could the drop off in vehicle-related deaths be due to less driving from 2019-2020’s stay-at-home COVID advisories?

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Also this is based on 2020, when kids weren’t in school and cars weren’t on the road

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Firearms are leading cause of death among U.S. youth.

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