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According to this news, “About 1.7 million people in the United States suffer traumatic brain injuries every year, with about 20 percent of them caused by violence, including gunshots. About 52,000 people die as a result of their injuries and about 275,000 are hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the deaths caused by traumatic brain injury, perhaps 35 percent to 40 percent are attributed to gunshots.”

繙譯:
  美國每年大約有一百七十万人受到腦部創傷,其中有百分之二十(約三十四万)來源於暴力,包括槍擊。這些創傷造成五萬兩千人致死,而有二十七万五千人留院治療(【註】二十七万五千加上五萬兩千,是三十二万兩千。這兩個數字是相應於一百七十万腦部創傷人的總數,還是那百分之二十的暴力致傷人數?看起來是前者,那麽大約百分之八十的人屬於治癒出院)。在致死的人中,有百分之三十五(一萬八千二百人)到百分之四十(兩萬零八百人),是來源於槍擊。

  另據二零零八年的一份資料顯示:每年超過十萬人(包括兩萬多兒童和少年)受到槍擊,其中三萬多人(包括三千兩百多兒童和少年)死亡。但搜索不到其他年份的準確數據。如果以此對比上面腦受傷致死的資料,大約三分之二的人是被命中腦部而死亡。

Written by Boathill

2011-01-11 at 09:38

Posted in News

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