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Table 1 Characteristics of Maryland Firearm Suicides 2003–2018, with Unadjusted Odds Ratios

From: Prevalence of long gun use in Maryland firearm suicides

Variables

 

Handgun

n = 2815 (row %)

Long Gun

n = 1116 (row %)

Odds Ratio

95% CI

p

Sex*

 Female

347 (84.8%)

62 (15.2%)

ref

 Male

2468 (70.1%)

1054 (29.9%)

2.39

1.81–3.16

< .001

Race*

 Non-White

589 (83.4%)

117 (16.6%)

ref

 White

2226 (69.0%)

999 (30.1%)

2.26

1.83–2.79

< .001

Age (years)*

  < 18

46 (55.4%)

37 (44.6%)

ref

 18–24

222 (62.9%)

131 (37.1%)

.73

.45–1.19

.209

 25–44

749 (70.9%)

308 (29.1%)

.51

.33–.80

.004

 45–64

1002 (69.5%)

439 (30.5%)

.54

.35–.85

.008

 65+

796 (79.8%)

201 (20.2%)

.31

.20–.50

< .001

NCHS Rurality*

 Urban (1)

233 (83.2%)

47 (16.8%)

ref

 2

1986 (72.6%)

750 (27.4%)

1.87

1.35–2.59

< .001

 3

206 (65.6%)

108 (34.4%

2.60

1.76–3.84

< .001

 4

130 (64.4%)

72 (35.6%)

2.75

1.79–4.20

< .001

 5

46 (56.1%)

36 (43.9%)

3.88

2.27–6.64

< .001

 Rural (6)

46 (48.4%)

49 (51.6%)

5.28

3.17–8.79

< .001

Alcohol (> .08%)*

578 (68.0%)

272 (32.0%)

1.21

1.03–1.43

.022

Season

 Non-Hunting

2720 (71.7%)

1074 (28.3%)

ref

 Hunting Season

95 (69.3%)

1116 (28.4%)

1.12

.77–1.62

.549

  1. NCHS Rurality National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. Hunting Season includes annual weeks 49–50
  2. N’s range from 3675 to 3931 due to occasional missing data
  3. *Category χ2 test p < .001