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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 Ratio95% CIp
Sex*
 Female347 (84.8%)62 (15.2%)ref
 Male2468 (70.1%)1054 (29.9%)2.391.81–3.16< .001
Race*
 Non-White589 (83.4%)117 (16.6%)ref
 White2226 (69.0%)999 (30.1%)2.261.83–2.79< .001
Age (years)*
  < 1846 (55.4%)37 (44.6%)ref
 18–24222 (62.9%)131 (37.1%).73.45–1.19.209
 25–44749 (70.9%)308 (29.1%).51.33–.80.004
 45–641002 (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
 21986 (72.6%)750 (27.4%)1.871.35–2.59< .001
 3206 (65.6%)108 (34.4%2.601.76–3.84< .001
 4130 (64.4%)72 (35.6%)2.751.79–4.20< .001
 546 (56.1%)36 (43.9%)3.882.27–6.64< .001
 Rural (6)46 (48.4%)49 (51.6%)5.283.17–8.79< .001
Alcohol (> .08%)*578 (68.0%)272 (32.0%)1.211.03–1.43.022
Season
 Non-Hunting2720 (71.7%)1074 (28.3%)ref
 Hunting Season95 (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
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