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Table 5 Descriptive, bivariate, and logistic regression analyses of attitudes with respect to the statement, “A firearm safety course should be required to get a hunting license” among respondents of the Iowa FFA firearm survey

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

A firearm safety course should be required to get a hunting license
Strongly Agree 861 (62%)   
Agree 375 (27%)   
Neutral 105 (8%)   
Disagree 31 (2%)   
Strongly Disagree 10 (1%)   
  Cross Tab Analysis Logistic Regression Analysisa
Variables Agree n (Row %)b Neutral/Disagree n (Row %)b p value OR CI
Group N 1236 (89%) 146 (11%)    
Sex    < 0.001   
 Male 604 (87%) 93 (13%)   0.50 0.34–0.73
 Female 629 (93%) 51 (8%)   1.0 (ref)  
Age    0.30   
 16–18 years 802 (89%) 101 (11%)   0.92 0.63–1.35
 13–15 years 434 (91%) 45 (9%)   1.0 (ref)  
Residence    0.73   
 Farm 646 (89%) 81 (11%)   0.88 0.58–1.35
 Country/Not Farm 225 (90%) 25 (10%)   1.03 0.59–1.78
 Town 361 (90%) 39 (10%)   1.0 (ref)  
Race    0.81   
 Caucasian 1181 (89%) 139 (11%)   1.0(ref)  
 Non-Caucasian 54 (89%) 7 (11%)   0.99 0.41–2.39
Rifle/Shotgun in Home    0.12   
 Yes 1030 (88%) 128 (12%)   0.83 0.44–1.55
 No 206 (92%) 17 (8%)   1.0 (ref)  
Handgun in Home    0.046   
 Yes 706 (97%) 96 (3%)   0.72 0.48–1.08
 No 530 (91%) 50 (9%)   1.0 (ref)  
Hunted    0.55   
 Yes 674 (89%) 83 (11%)   1.27 0.85–1.90
 No 551 (90%) 61 (10%)   1.0 (ref)  
Fired Rifle/Shotgun    0.043  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 705 (88%) 98 (12%)   
 6–20 times 153 (94%) 10 (6%)   
 1–5 times 187 (90%) 20 (10%)   
 Never 189 (93%) 15 (7%)   
Fired a Handgun    0.61  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 366 (88%) 49 (12%)   
 6–20 times 160 (91%) 15 (9%)   
 1–5 times 231 (90%) 25 (10%)   
 Never 469 (90%) 51 (10%)   
  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