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Table 2 Demographic factors of all suicide cases presented by licence history and suicide method.

From: Who uses firearms as a means of suicide? A population study exploring firearm accessibility and method choice

   Licence history Suicide method
   At death In the past No record Firearms Other
Gender Male 262
(95.3%)
183
(96.8%)
3100
(77.4%)
461
(93.3%)
3084
(77.6%)
  Female 13
(4.7%)
6
(3.2%)
905
(22.6%)
33
(6.7%)
891
(22.4%)
Age <25 18
(2.4%)
3
(0.4%)
742
(97.2%)
58
(7.6%)
705
(92.4%)
  25-64 200
(6.3%)
143
(4.5%)
2,849
(89.2%)
317
(9.9%)
2,875
(90.1%)
  65+ 57
(11.2%)
43
(8.5%)
407
(80.3%)
119
(23.5%)
388
(76.5%)
  Married/De facto 134
(54.7%)
74
(46.2%)
1,246
(37.9%)
201
(47.4%)
1,253
(38.4%)
  Blood alcohol level = 0.05 ppm 163
(23.5%)
126
(20.3%)
2,386
(29.1%)
278
(24.3%)
2,397
(28.8%)
  ARIA2 192
(29.9%)
147
(21.8%)
3,232
(17.2%)
337
(30.8%)
3,234
(16.6%)
  1. (Note: Comparisons are between all groups with those with a licence at time of death.)
  2. ARIA2 = areas listed as moderately accessible, remote or very remote areas in the
  3. Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia