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Table 6 Descriptive, bivariate, and logistic regression analyses of attitudes with respect to the statement, “There should be a background check required by law before someone can buy a firearm” among respondents of the Iowa FFA firearm survey

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

There should be a background check required by law before someone can buy a firearm
Strongly Agree 823 (60%)   
Agree 408 (30%)   
Neutral 121 (9%)   
Disagree 18 (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 1231 (89%) 150 (11%)
Sex    0.098   
 Male 612 (88%) 85 (12%)   0.84 0.58–1.20
 Female 615 (91%) 64 (9%)   1.0 (ref)  
Age    0.73   
 16–18 years 803 (89%) 100 (11%)   1.00 0.69–1.44
 13–15 years 428 (90%) 50 (10%)   1.0 (ref)  
Residence    0.54   
 Farm 642 (88%) 85 (12%)   0.77 0.50–1.17
 Country/Not Farm 223 (89%) 27 (11%)   0.87 0.51–1.49
 Town 361 (90%) 38 (10%)   1.0(ref)  
Race    0.16   
 Caucasian 1224 (90%) 133 (10%)   1.0 (ref)  
 Non-Caucasian 51 (84%) 10 (16%)   0.60 0.28–1.26
Rifle/Shotgun in Home    0.68   
 Yes 1030 (89%) 128 (11%)   1.00 0.56–1.80
 No 201 (90%) 22 (10%)   1.0 (ref)  
Handgun in Home    0.92   
 Yes 713 (89%) 88 (11%)   1.09 0.74–1.61
 No 518 (89%) 62 (11%)   1.0 (ref)  
Hunted    0.034   
 Yes 663 (88%) 94 (12%)   0.70 0.47–1.05
 No 557 (91%) 54 (9%)   1.0 (ref)  
Fired Rifle/Shotgun    0.19  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 704 (88%) 98 (12%)   
 6–20 times 149 (91%) 14 (9%)   
 1–5 times 189 (91%) 18 (9%)   
 Never 187 (92%) 17 (8%)   
Fired a Handgun    0.018  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 363 (87%) 52 (13%)   
 6–20 times 152 (87%) 23 (13%)   
 1–5 times 242 (95%) 14 (15%)   
 Never 465 (90%) 54 (10%)   
  1. a The total number of cases used in the logistic regression model was 1357
  2. b The sum of n for a variable may not equal the total Group N due to missing values