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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Suicide Decedents by Alcohol and Firearm Involvement, National Violent Death Reporting System, 2015, United States

From: Alcohol policies, firearm policies, and suicide in the United States: a lagged cross-sectional study

  Overall Neither Firearm- nor Alcohol- Involved Alcohol- Involved Only Firearm- Involved Only Alcohol- and Firearm- Involved p-value
All Suicide Decedents 8996 3247 (36.1%) 1817 (20.2%) 2481 (27.6%) 1451 (16.1%)  
Age
  < 21 656 313 (47.7%) 67 (10.2%) 234 (35.7%) 42 (6.4%) <.0001
 21 to 29 1359 474 (34.9%) 318 (23.4%) 288 (21.2%) 279 (20.5%)  
 30 to 39 1430 482 (33.7%) 365 (25.5%) 299 (20.9%) 284 (19.9%)  
 40 to 49 1686 612 (36.3%) 422 (25.0%) 359 (21.3%) 293 (17.4%)  
  > =50 3865 1366 (35.3%) 645 (16.7%) 1301 (33.7%) 553 (14.3%)  
Sex
 Female 2285 1203 (52.6%) 538 (23.5%) 372 (16.3%) 172 (7.5%) <.0001
 Male 6711 2044 (30.5%) 1279 (19.1%) 2109 (31.4%) 1279 (19.1%)  
Race/Ethnicity
 White Non-Hispanic 7391 2534 (34.3%) 1433 (19.4%) 2178 (29.5%) 1246 (16.9%) <.0001
 Black Non-Hispanic 426 182 (42.7%) 92 (21.6%) 74 (17.4%) 78 (18.3%)  
 AI/AN Non-Hispanic 166 48 (28.9%) 54 (32.5%) 37 (22.3%) 27 (16.3%)  
 Hispanic 616 267 (43.3%) 149 (24.2%) 121 (19.6%) 79 (12.8%)  
 Other 397 216 (54.4%) 89 (22.4%) 71 (17.9%) 21 (5.3%)  
Marital Status
 No 6068 2293 (37.8%) 1347 (22.2%) 1504 (24.8%) 924 (15.2%) <.0001
 Yes 2786 895 (32.1%) 440 (15.8%) 945 (33.9%) 506 (18.2%)  
Mental Health Problem
 No 4510 1344 (29.8%) 851 (18.9%) 1439 (31.9%) 876 (19.4%) <.0001
 Yes 4486 1903 (42.4%) 966 (21.5%) 1042 (23.2%) 575 (12.8%)