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Table 1 Summary of prior research on circumstances of unintentional firearm fatalities

From: Unintentional firearm deaths in the United States 2005–2015

Year Title & Authors Location Ages Time period N % Hunting % Playing with gun
1984 Accidental death by gunshot wound — fact or fiction
Copeland AR
Metro-Dade county, FL, USA all 1972–1982 54 7% 22%
1987 Accidental firearm fatalities during hunting
Ornehult L, Eriksson A
Sweden all 1970–1982 47 59%
1986 Accidental firearm fatalities in North Carolina, 1976–80
Morrow PL, Hudson P
North Carolina, USA all 1976–1980 210 19% 19%
1991 Accidental firearm fatalities among New Mexico children
Martin JR, Sklar DP, McFeeley P
New Mexico, USA 0–14 1984–1988 25 0% 68%
1992 So-called accidental firearm fatalities in children and teenagers in Tennessee, 1961–1988
Harruff RC
Tennessee, USA 0–19 1961–1988 225 17% 44%
2001 A population based study of unintentional firearm fatalities
Cherry D, Runyan C, Butts J
North Carolina, USA all 1985–1994 390 10% 35%
2002 Accidental firearm fatalities. Forensic and preventive implications
Karger B, Billeb E, Koops E
Two cities in Germany all 1967–1997 32 19% 19%
2012 Unintentional firearm hunting deaths in Sweden
Junuzovic M, Eriksson A
Sweden all 1983–2008 48 53%
2016 Unintentional Nonhunting Firearm Deaths in Sweden, 1983–2012
Junuzovic M, Sjoberg A, Eriksson A
Sweden all 1983–2012 43 30%