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Table 3 Odds of Hanging suicides compared with other asphyxiation suicides in the U.S., 2005–2014

From: Epidemiology of asphyxiation suicides in the United States, 2005–2014

  Male Female
AOR (95% CI) p-value AOR (95% CI) p-value
Race (ref = white, NH)
 Black, NH 2.72 (1.34, 5.55) <0.01 0.85 (0.38, 1.91) 0.69
 Hispanic 2.47 (1.37, 4.44) <0.01 2.25 (0.87, 5.83) 0.09
 Other, NH 1.82 (1.14, 2.89) 0.01 3.73 (1.59, 8.79) <0.01
Age (ref = 21–34 years)
 10–20 1.20 (0.72, 1.98) 0.48 1.50 (0.58, 3.88) 0.40
 35–49 0.91 (0.68, 1.21) 0.52 0.72 (0.42, 1.22) 0.22
 50–64 0.95 (0.69, 1.31) 0.76 0.31 (0.19, 0.52) <0.01
 65 or older 0.26 (0.18, 0.36) <0.01 0.04 (0.02, 0.07) <0.01
Education (ref = less than high school degree)
 High school degree 0.64 (0.45, 0.92) 0.02 0.61 (0.33, 1.16) 0.13
 Some college 0.30 (0.20, 0.43) <0.01 0.39 (0.20, 0.74) <0.01
 College graduate 0.18 (0.12, 0.26) <0.01 0.27 (0.14, 0.51) <0.01
  1. Abbreviations: AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval, NH non-Hispanic, ref. reference
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