|Variable||States with the Highest Rates of Gun Ownership||States with the Lowest Rates of Gun Ownership||Ratio of Mortality Rates|
|Person-years||195 million||200 million|
|Percent of households with guns||47||15|
|No. of firearm suicides||14,365||3,971||3.7|
|No. of nonfirearm suicides||6,573||6,781||1.0|
|No. of firearm suicides||2,212||286||7.9|
|No. of nonfirearm suicides||2,599||2,478||1.1|
* The state with the highest rates of gun ownership included here are Wyoming, South Dakota, Alaska, West Virginia, Montana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Idaho, North Dakota, Alabama, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Utah. The states with the lowest rates of gun ownership are Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. Data on gun ownership are from the 2011 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Data on suicides are from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQUARS; http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars
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