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United States

10 April 2007

Washington Post / Health Day News

The presence of guns in homes is strongly associated with higher suicide rates, a new U.S. study found. Harvard School of Public Health researchers analyzed national data and found that states with higher rates of households with guns had significantly higher rates of suicide by men, women and children. In the 15 states with the highest rates of household gun ownership, twice as many people committed suicide than in the six states with the lowest levels of household... (

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