Table 2

Firearm types used in unintentional firearm fatalities: North Carolina, 1990–94 (n=187*) and 1979–82 (n=149*)†; results are number (%)

Type1979–821990–94‡
*The type of firearm was unspecified for three cases in each time period.
†Morrow PL, Hudson P. Accidental firearm fatalities in North Carolina, 1976–80. Am J Public Health 1986;76:1120–3.
‡The percentages do not total 100% due to rounding.
Handguns59 (40.4)109 (59.2)
    Semiautomatic 19 (10.3)
    Revolver 32 (17.4)
    Other/unknown handgun 58 (31.5)
Rifles35 (23.9)35 (19.0)
Shotguns52 (35.6)40 (21.7)
Total146 (100)184 (100)