Table 1

Independent variable of interest and covariates of intentional injury initially included in the linear regression model

CategoryMeasureDefinition
Race
Racial segregationGini coefficient aggregated from tract level to the county
Racial compositionPercentage of population that are non-white.
Population
Population sizeTotal population
Population densityPeople per square mile
Percentage malePercentage of population that are male
Economic
UnemploymentPercentage men >15 years unemployed
IncomeMedian household income
PovertyPercentage of families living in poverty.
Family
DivorcePercentage men >15 years divorced/separated
Family stabilityPercentage of female headed households (a higher percentage corresponds to increased instability)
Education
High school graduatePercentage >24 years with a HS degree (or GED equivalent) or greater.