The data and associated analyses results used in Bleyer A, Siegel S, Estrada J, Thomas CR. Fallacy of attributing the U.S. firearm mortality epidemic to mental health. PLOS ONE are posted here.
The data sources, each publicly available, are:

  1. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Compare Results Tool. University of Washington, 2023.
  2. Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 (GBD 2019) Socio-Demographic Index (SDI) 1950–2019.
  3. CDC WISQARS Fatal Injury Reports, National, Regional and State, 1981-2019. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS),
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics System, Mortality 1999-2029 and 2018-2021 on CDC WONDER Online Database, released in 2021. Data are from the Multiple Cause of Death Files, 1999-2020 and 2018-2021, as compiled from data provided by the 57 vital statistics jurisdictions through the Vital Statistics Cooperative Program. Accessed at and on September 24, 2023.

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