Table 3

Risk of death from firearms relative to other suicide methods*, Illinois, 1990–1997

OR†(95% CI)
*Firearm episodes are the exposure category. For example, firearm episodes are 2.6 times more lethal than suffocation episodes. †Model includes gender and age (continuous variable).
Firearms (exposure)*
Suffocation2.6(2.1 to 3.1)
Crash/jump8.0(6.4 to 10.2)
Exposure18.0(12.8 to 25.3)
Cuts325.5(256.8 to 412.7)
Poisons270.4(230.6 to 317.2)