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Table 2 Summary statistics of gun violence publications by research discipline, 1981–2018

From: Temporal trend of research related to gun violence from 1981 to 2018 in the United States: a bibliometric analysis

Research discipline Mean STD Min Q1 Q3 Max
Number of total publications
 Clinical sciences 33,251.84 10,962.44 18,523.00 23,957.75 42,096.75 51,939.00
 Life sciences 46,820.47 15,772.21 25,186.00 32,982.00 59,231.75 73,430.00
 Social behavior sciences 38,584.76 14,907.55 25,367.00 27,526.75 50,894.75 70,257.00
 Combined 118,657.08 41,250.54 69,076.00 84,534.50 152,223.25 195,626.00
Number of gun violence publications
 Clinical sciences 11.79 10.90 0.00 3.25 17.75 53.00
 Life sciences 14.13 13.12 0.00 5.50 17.75 56.00
 Social behavior sciences 21.37 16.46 3.00 9.00 29.25 77.00
 Combined 42.55 35.39 4.00 16.00 53.00 160.00
Crude publication ratio (per 100,000 publications)
 Clinical sciences 30.97 23.10 0.00 12.15 43.86 103.12
 Life sciences 26.14 18.79 0.00 13.08 35.64 77.71
 Social behavior sciences 51.68 29.07 11.17 28.04 65.10 121.02
 Combined 32.03 19.24 4.99 18.15 46.68 85.53