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Table 5 Rate ratios (and 95% confidence intervals) for models predicting suicide mortality by commuting zone in 1999–2001 and 2015–2017 for the non-Hispanic white female population, ages 65+

From: Ecological factors associated with suicide mortality among non-Hispanic whites

  Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4
Intercept 0.00 (0.00–0.00)*** 0.00 (0.00–0.00)*** 0.00 (0.00–0.00)*** 0.00 (0.00–0.00)***
Age 70–74 0.87 (0.80–0.95)** 0.87 (0.80–0.94)*** 0.87 (0.80–0.94)*** 0.87 (0.80–0.94)***
Age 75–79 0.80 (0.73–0.87)*** 0.80 (0.73–0.87)*** 0.80 (0.73–0.87)*** 0.80 (0.73–0.87)***
Age 80–84 0.70 (0.63–0.77)*** 0.69 (0.63–0.77)*** 0.70 (0.63–0.77)*** 0.70 (0.63–0.77)***
Age 85–89 0.63 (0.57–0.69)*** 0.62 (0.57–0.69)*** 0.63 (0.57–0.69)*** 0.63 (0.57–0.69)***
2017 1.31 (1.23–1.40)*** 1.19 (1.12–1.28)*** 1.11 (1.02–1.21)* 1.15 (1.05–1.26)**
Unemployment   1.03 (0.99–1.07) 1.01 (0.96–1.06) 1.00 (0.95–1.05)
Manufacturing   0.81 (0.77–0.84)*** 0.85 (0.81–0.89)*** 0.84 (0.80–0.88)***
College    1.00 (0.96–1.03) 1.00 (0.96–1.05)
Marriage    0.93 (0.88–0.99)* 0.95 (0.90–1.02)
Religion    0.82 (0.79–0.86)*** 0.83 (0.80–0.86)***
Gun sellers     0.91 (0.84–0.99)*
Prescribing     1.07 (1.02–1.12)**
Over-dispersion *** *** *** ***
AIC 11,180 11,069 10,983 10,974
R2 0.7 0.74 0.79 0.78
N 6800 6800 6800 6800
  1. Unemployment Percent of labor force unemployed, Manufacturing Percent of employment in manufacturing, College Percent of NHW population 25+ with a college degree, Marriage Percent of NHW population ages 15+ married, Religion Percent of total population belonging to any religious denomination, Gun sellers Ratio of total licensed firearm sellers to total population, Prescribing Ratio of total annual opioid prescriptions to total population
  2. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001