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WHO. 2016 ‘Inter-country Comparison of Mortality for Selected Cause of Death - Gun Suicide in Iceland.’ European Detailed Mortality Database (DMDB). Copenhagen: World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe. 13 July

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ICD-10 Code1: Diagnosis - Number of deaths (Crude death rate per 100,000 population) - % of all deaths

2009 population: 319,246
Total Gun Suicide: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.253

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (1.253) - 0.1998%

2008 population: 319,355
Total Gun Suicide: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.2525

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (0.9394) - 0.151%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1 (0.3131) - 0.0503%

2007 population: 311,396
Total Gun Suicide: 5
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.6056

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.3211) - 0.0515%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 4 (1.2845) - 0.2059%

2006 population: 304,334
Total Gun Suicide: 7
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.3001

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 6 (1.9715) - 0.3153%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1 (0.3286) - 0.0525%

2005 population: 295,864
Total Gun Suicide: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.352

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (1.014) - 0.1633%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1 (0.338) - 0.0544%

2004 population: 292,587
Total Gun Suicide: 4
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.3671

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.3418) - 0.0548%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (1.0253) - 0.1645%

2003 population: 289,272
Total Gun Suicide: 5
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.7285

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 5 (1.7285) - 0.2738%

2002 population: 287,559
Total Gun Suicide: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0433

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 1 (0.3478) - 0.0549%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 2 (0.6955) - 0.1098%

2001 population: 285,054
Total Gun Suicide: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.1048

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (1.0524) - 0.1739%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (1.0524) - 0.1739%

2000 population: 281,154
Total Gun Suicide: 7
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.4897

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 4 (1.4227) - 0.2188%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (1.067) - 0.1641%

1999 population: 277,184
Total Gun Suicide: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0823

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.7215) - 0.1052%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 1 (0.3608) - 0.0526%

1998 population: 273,794
Total Gun Suicide: 3
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 1.0957

X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (1.0957) - 0.1647%

1997 population: 270,915
Total Gun Suicide: 7
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.5838

X72: Intentional self-harm by handgun discharge - 1 (0.3691) - 0.0543%
X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 2 (0.7382) - 0.1085%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 4 (1.4765) - 0.217%

1996 population: 268,900
Total Gun Suicide: 6
Crude death rate per 100,000 population: 2.2314

X73: Intentional self-harm by rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge - 3 (1.1157) - 0.1597%
X74: Intentional self-harm by other and unspecified firearm discharge - 3 (1.1157) - 0.1597%

[Editor's note: Each year, countries submit their cause of death and population data to WHO. Unless an error is detected, a number of deaths is unlikely to change after processing. However, as WHO reviews its data in the wake of each national census, minor changes can be made to calculated death rates. These could account for any differences which might appear following the date on which a death rate was originally posted.]

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