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Table 2 Characteristics of Rifle and Shotgun Use Among Firearm Suicides

From: Prevalence of long gun use in Maryland firearm suicides

VariablesTotal
n = 3931
Rifle
n = 330 (%)
χ2pShotgun n = 786 (%)χ2p
Sex
 Female40914 (3.4%)14.7< .001**48 (11.7%)19.5< .001**
 Male3522316 (9.0%)  738 (21.0%)  
Race
 Non-White70629 (4.1%)20.6< .001**88 (12.5%)30.5< .001**
 White3225301 (9.33%)  698 (21.6%)  
Age (years)
  < 188318 (21.7%)21.3< .001**19 (22.9%)51.5< .001**
 18–2435330 (8.5%)  101 (28.6%)  
 25–44105792 (8.7%)  216 (20.4%)  
 45–641441119 (8.3%)  320 (22.2%)  
 65+99771 (7.1%)  130 (13.0%)  
NCHS Rurality
 Urban (1)28012 (4.3%)13.1.022*35 (12.5%)47.3< .001**
 22736222 (8.1%)  528 (19.3%)  
 331435 (11.2%)  73 (23.3%)  
 420222 (10.9%)  50 (24.8%)  
 5829 (11.0%)  27 (32.9%)  
 Rural (6)9511 (12.6%)  38 (40.0%)  
Alcohol (BAC)
  < 0.08%2825239 (8.5%).19.661550 (19.5%)5.2.023*
  > 0.08%85076 (8.9%)  196 (23.06%)  
Season
 Non-Hunting3794312 (8.2%)4.15.042*762 (20.1%).5.461
 Hunting Season13718 (13.1%)  24 (17.5%)  
  1. NCHS Rurality National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties. Hunting Season includes annual weeks 49–50. BAC Blood Alcohol Content
  2. N’s range from 3675 to 3931 due to occasional missing data
  3. * p < .05 ** p < .001