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Kind of gun causing injury

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For all injury episodes that occurred within the past 3 months that were caused by a gun or being shot, IRGUN clarifies the type of gun or shot that caused the gun-related injury.

IRGUN is an injury-level variable.

IRGUN is part of a series of variables initiated in 1997 that systematically report persons' injuries and poisonings, the cause, what the person was doing while sustaining the injury or poisoning, and where she/he was at the time of the injury or poisoning. For related variables and additional information, please see the User Note on Injuries and Poisonings or use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


This variable is comparable across available years.


  • 1997-1999: All injuries involving a gun.


  • 1997-1999