Atlanta Daily World
Assault with firearms accounted
The life expectancy for white Americans dropped about two years and nearly three months due to firearms, with assault contributing less than a year.
The study used data gathered from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention to examine race-specific life expectancy loss in the United States related to firearms.
Bindu Kalesan, an author of the study and a professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, said in a statement that understanding how gun violence affects people of races may help with the development of more effective prevention programs.
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