The researchers sorted them by county and then compared the gun death rates for the most urban counties (those with populations of 1 million or more) and the most rural counties (the ones far from cities or with fewer than 2,500 people). They found essentially the same rate: about four deaths per 100,000 children.According to census records found at Iowa Data Center every county has had a population greater than 2500 since 1890. In other words, according to this "study", the whole state is one big urban center.
Gun death rates among children similar in rural areas, big cities, study says
With a study that can't determine that Iowa is a rural state (with a few pockets urbanized), how can we trust anything that this guy is stating, such as:
"This debunks the myth that firearm death is a big-city problem," said lead author Michael Nance, a doctor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "This is everybody's problem." The findings were published in Monday's issue of the journal Pediatrics.He does get one thing right, crappy research is definitely everybody's problem.