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Table 1 State and county characteristics aggregated over the 5 year time period (2001-2005)

From: Explaining geographic patterns of suicide in the US: the role of firearms and antidepressants

  States (n = 50) Counties (n = 220)
Percent of the population 100% 46%
  Mean (SD) [Range] Mean (SD) [Range]
Suicides per 100,000 people 10.9 (3.4) [6.1 – 19.9] 11.2 (3.6) [4.3 – 27.2]
Firearm suicides per 100,000 people 7.0 (2.9) [1.7 – 14.7] 5.7 (2.9) [0.9 – 21.3]
Non-firearm suicides per 100,000 people 5.4 (1.3) [2.8 – 9.5] 5.5 (1.6) [2.1 – 10.0]
Percent of households with firearms 38.9 (13.9) [8.0 – 63.1] 29.5 (13.7) [1.7 – 65.1]
Annual antidepressant prescription fills per 100,000 people 48,426.2 (10,270.8) [20,444.1 – 68,675.6] 57,606.3 (22,257.7) [4,498.6 – 126,778.0]
Percent unemployment 5.1 (1.1) [2.8 – 6.4] 5.2 (1.4) [2.6-16.3]
Median income (USD) 51,595.4 (7,792.4) [36,543 – 70,645] 46,815.0 (10,217.0) 005B27,608.6 – 81,112.8]