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Table 2 Comparison of demographics of survey respondents and all NASW Child/Family Welfare members who were sent an email inviting them to participate in the studya

From: Social workers’ determination of when children’s access or potential access to loaded firearms constitutes child neglect

  Study Respondents
N = 485
n (col %)b
All Study Invitees
N = 5719
n (col %)b
P value
Region
 Midwest 118 (26%) 1341 (23%) 0.026
 Northeast 85 (19%) 1214 (21%)
 South 189 (41%) 2083 (36%)
 West 67 (15%) 1081 (19%)
Sex
 Male 78 (16%) 1044 (20%) 0.09
 Female 401 (84%) 4292 (80%)
Age (years old)
 20-39 109 (23%) 1797 (32%) <0.0001
 40-59 196 (41%) 1801 (32%)
 60 and older 169 (36%) 1965 (35%)
Ethnicity
 White/Caucasian 362 (79%) 3846 (73%) <0.0001
 Black/African American 72 (16%) 823 (16%)
 Hispanic/Latino 12 (3%) 314 (6%)
 Otherc 10 (2%) 293 (6%)
Degree
 BSW 46 (10%) 600 (10%) 0.0006
 MSW 376 (78%) 4139 (72%)
 DSW 24 (5%) 191 (3%)
 Other 38 (8%) 789 (14%)
  1. aAbbreviations: BSW Bachelors of Social Work, MSW Masters of Social Work, DSW Doctorate in Social Work
  2. bColumn total n may not equal N due to missing data
  3. cOther ethnicities include Asian, Pacific Islander, American Indian, and Native Alaskan