Table 6

 Comparison of groups with relatively low, medium, and high intention to die

Level of intention to die(A) Risk of suicide by firearm at home relative to death from other causes(B) Protective effect of safer firearm storage on risk of suicide by firearm at home
LockedUnloaded
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Source: 1993 National Mortality Followback Survey (NMFS). *Model includes age; gender; race/ethnicity; education; region of residence; frequency of religious activities, physical activities, and contact with family/friends; avoidance/refusal of health care; and depressive symptoms. †Model includes age; gender; race/ethnicity; education; region of residence; frequency of religious activities, physical activities, and contact with family/friends; alcohol consumption; employment change; avoidance/refusal of health care; depressive symptoms; and visit(s) to a mental health professional.
Group with relatively low intention to die*13.98 (5.70 to 34.33)0.18 (0.06 to 0.49)0.22 (0.08 to 0.57)
Study sample (medium intention to die)†17.72 (10.18 to 30.85)0.39 (0.24 to 0.66)0.30 (0.18 to 0.49)
Group with relatively high intention to die†36.74 (14.21 to 95.00)0.87 (0.29 to 2.64)0.63 (0.18 to 2.22)