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New Jersey Health Statistics
1999

Firearm Mortality, Firearm Death Rates

TABLE M30. FIREARM MORTALITY BY AGE, RACE, SEX, AND INTENTION
NEW JERSEY, 1999
RACE, SEX, AND CAUSE OF DEATH (ICD-10 CODES) ALL AGES AGE GROUP
< 15 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
ALL FIREARM INJURIES (W32-W34,X72-X74,X93-X95,Y22-Y24,Y35.0)
  All Races, Both Sexes 366 1 77 98 65 43 25 25 32
    Male 319 1 67 90 48 35 23 24 31
    Female 47 0 10 8 17 8 2 1 1
  White, Both Sexes 234 1 32 43 45 36 22 25 30
    Male 200 1 27 39 30 30 20 24 29
    Female 34 0 5 4 15 6 2 1 1
  Black, Both Sexes 125 0 44 51 18 7 3 0 2
    Male 114 0 39 48 17 5 3 0 2
    Female 11 0 5 3 1 2 0 0 0
ACCIDENT (W32-W34)
  All Races, Both Sexes 8 0 1 5 0 0 0 1 1
    Male 7 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 1
    Female 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  White, Both Sexes 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
    Male 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Female 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  Black, Both Sexes 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Male 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
    Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SUICIDE (X72-X74)
  All Races, Both Sexes 195 0 20 34 33 33 24 21 30
    Male 174 0 19 32 24 27 22 21 29
    Female 21 0 1 2 9 6 2 0 1
  White, Both Sexes 169 0 16 24 28 30 21 21 29
    Male 151 0 15 23 19 26 19 21 28
    Female 18 0 1 1 9 4 2 0 1
  Black, Both Sexes 22 0 4 7 4 3 3 0 1
    Male 20 0 4 7 4 1 3 0 1
    Female 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION (X93-X95,Y35)
  All Races, Both Sexes 158 1 55 57 31 10 1 2 1
    Male 134 1 46 53 23 8 1 1 1
    Female 24 0 9 4 8 2 0 1 0
  White, Both Sexes 59 1 16 17 16 6 1 2 0
    Male 44 1 12 15 10 4 1 1 0
    Female 15 0 4 2 6 2 0 1 0
  Black, Both Sexes 96 0 38 39 14 4 0 0 1
    Male 88 0 33 37 13 4 0 0 1
    Female 8 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
UNDETERMINED INTENT (Y22-Y24)
  All Races, Both Sexes 5 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0
    Male 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Female 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
  White, Both Sexes 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Male 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
    Female 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Black, Both Sexes 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Male 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Female 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
"All Races" includes races other than white and black and race not stated.
"All Ages" includes age not stated.
TABLE M30A. FIREARM DEATH RATES BY AGE, RACE, SEX, AND INTENTION
NEW JERSEY, 1999
RACE, SEX, AND CAUSE OF DEATH (ICD-10 CODES) ALL AGES AGE GROUP
< 15 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
ALL FIREARM INJURIES (W32-W34,X72-X74,X93-X95,Y22-Y24,Y35.0)
  All Races, Both Sexes 4.5 ** 7.8 8.9 4.6 3.9 3.4 4.3 6.0
    Male 8.1 ** 13.3 16.5 6.9 6.6 6.6 9.4 15.9
    Female 1.1 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  White, Both Sexes 3.6 ** 4.3 5.1 4.0 4.0 3.7 5.0 6.2
    Male 6.4 ** 7.1 9.3 5.4 6.8 6.9 10.8 16.4
    Female 1.0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  Black, Both Sexes 10.4 ** 24.3 27.6 ** ** ** ** **
    Male 20.0 ** 42.7 54.1 ** ** ** ** **
    Female ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
SUICIDE (X72-X74)
  All Races, Both Sexes 2.4 ** 2.0 3.1 2.3 3.0 3.3 3.6 5.7
    Male 4.4 ** ** 5.8 3.4 5.1 6.4 8.2 14.9
    Female 0.5 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  White, Both Sexes 2.6 ** ** 2.9 2.5 3.3 3.5 4.2 6.0
    Male 4.8 ** ** 5.5 ** 5.9 ** 9.5 15.8
    Female ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  Black, Both Sexes 1.8 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
    Male 3.5 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
    Female ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
HOMICIDE AND LEGAL INTERVENTION (X93-X95,Y35)
  All Races, Both Sexes 1.9 ** 5.6 5.2 2.2 ** ** ** **
    Male 3.4 ** 9.1 9.7 3.3 ** ** ** **
    Female 0.6 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  White, Both Sexes 0.9 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
    Male 1.4 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
    Female ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  Black, Both Sexes 8.0 ** 21.0 21.1 ** ** ** ** **
    Male 15.5 ** 36.1 41.7 ** ** ** ** **
    Female ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
"All Races" includes races other than white and black and race not stated.
"All Ages" includes age not stated.
Rates are computed per 100,000 race-, sex-, and age-specific population.
** Number is too small to calculate a reliable rate.


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