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Table 4 Descriptive, bivariate, and logistic regression analyses of attitudes with respect to the statement, “The right to use firearms for hunting and shooting sports should be kept legal,” among respondents of the Iowa FFA firearm survey

From: Rural youth’s exposure to firearm violence and their attitudes regarding firearm safety measures

The right to use firearms for hunting and shooting sports should be kept legal
Strongly Agree 1017 (74%)   
Agree 288 (21%)   
Neutral 54 (4%)   
Disagree 12 (1%)   
Strongly Disagree 11 (1%)   
  Cross Tab Analysis Logistic Regression Analysisa
Variables Agree n (Row %)b Neutral/Disagree n (Row %)b p value OR CI
Group N 1305 (94%) 77 (6%)
Sex    < 0.001   
 Male 678 (97%) 19 (3%)   2.33 1.32–4.12
 Female 623 (92%) 57 (8%)   1.0 (ref)  
Age    0.041   
 16–18 years 861 (95%) 42 (5%)   1.39 0.85–2.25
 13–15 years 444 (93%) 35 (7%)   1.0 (ref)  
Residence    0.34   
 Farm 690 (95%) 37 (5%)   0.89 0.51–1.57
 Country/Not Farm 238 (95%) 12 (5%)   1.26 0.59–2.67
 Town 372 (93%) 28 (7%)   1.0 (ref)  
Race    0.009   
 Caucasian 1251 (95%) 69 (5%)   1.0 (ref)  
 Non-Caucasian 53 (87%) 8 (13%)   0.45 0.19–1.10
Rifle/Shotgun in Home    < 0.001   
 Yes 1111 (96%) 48 (4%)   1.88 1.01–3.52
 No 194 (87%) 29 (13%)   1.0 (ref)  
Handgun in Home    0.001   
 Yes 768 (96%) 34 (4%)   0.99 0.56–1.74
 No 537 (93%) 43 (7%)   1.0 (ref)  
Hunted    < 0.001   
 Yes 741 (98%) 16 (2%)   3.18 1.72–5.89
 No 552 (90%) 60 (10%)   1.0 (ref)  
Fired Rifle/Shotgun    < 0.001  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 782 (97%) 21 (3%)   
 6–20 times 158 (97%) 5 (3%)   
 1–5 times 191 (92%) 16 (8%)   
 Never 171 (84%) 33 (16%)   
Fired a Handgun    < 0.001  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 408 (98%) 7 (2%)   
 6–20 times 171 (98%) 4 (2%)   
 1–5 times 242 (95%) 14 (5%)   
 Never 474 (91%) 46 (9%)   
  1. a The total number of cases used in the logistic regression model was 1358
  2. b The sum of n for a variable may not equal the total Group N due to missing values