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Editorial
December 22/29, 2004

Theme Issue on Violence and Human RightsCall for Papers

Author Affiliations
 

Author Affiliations: Dr Cole (tbcole@bellsouth.net) is Contributing Editor and Ms Flanagin (annette_flanagin@jama-archives.org) is Managing Senior Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2004;292(24):3030. doi:10.1001/jama.292.24.3030

Five million deaths from violence and injuries are estimated to account for 9% of global mortality,1,2 with violence leading the causes of death among people aged 15 to 44 years.3 Violence affects many more survivors of all ages, who often live with disabling physical conditions and mental health symptoms. Despite the magnitude of this burden, as well as the known consequences of exposure to violence among survivors, research on violence prevention remains underfunded, understudied, and a neglected public health concern.

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