Skip to main content

Table 7 Descriptive, bivariate, and logistic regression analyses of attitudes with respect to the statement, “There should be laws that require safe storage (locked and unloaded) of firearms in homes,” 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 laws that require safe storage (locked and unloaded) of firearms in homes
Strongly Agree 453 (33%)   
Agree 396 (29%)   
Neutral 347 (25%)   
Disagree 114 (8%)   
Strongly Disagree 72 (5%)   
  Cross Tab Analysis Logistic Regression Analysisa
Variables Agree n (Row %)b Neutral/Disagree n (Row %)b p value OR CI
Group N 841 (61%) 533 (39%)
Sex    < 0.001   
 Male 354 (51%) 343 (49%)   0.53 0.41–0.69
 Female 494 (73%) 186 (27%)   1.0 (ref)  
Age    0.006   
 16–18 years 531 (59%) 372 (41%)   0.84 0.65–1.10
 13–15 years 318 (66%) 161 (34%)   1.0 (ref)  
Residence    < 0.001   
 Farm 411 (57%) 316 (43%)   0.70 0.52–0.93
 Country/Not Farm 154 (62%) 96 (38%)   0.83 0.57–1.21
 Town 281 (70%) 119 (30%)   1.0 (ref)  
Race    0.90   
 Caucasian 811 (61%) 509 (39%)   1.0(ref)  
 Non-Caucasian 37 (61%) 24 (39%)   0.60 0.32–1.11
Rifle/Shotgun Storage    < 0.001   
 No Rifles/Shotguns 186 (83%) 37 (17%)   1.04 0.63–1.69
 Unsafe Storage 327 (46%) 389 (54%)   0.33 0.24–0.45
 Safe Storage 270 (75%) 90 (25%)   1.0 (ref)  
 Unsure Storage 65 (79%) 17 (21%)   1.06 0.53–2.13
Handgun in Home    < 0.001   
 No Handguns 406 (70%) 174 (30%)   0.99 0.69–1.42
 Unsafe Storage 211 (46%) 252 (54%)   0.67 0.47–0.96
 Safe Storage 188 (68%) 87 (32%)   1.0 (ref)  
 Unsure Storage 43 (68%) 20 (32%)   0.61 0.30–1.24
Hunted    < 0.001   
 Yes 391 (52%) 366 (48%)   0.61 0.46–0.80
 No 449 (73%) 163 (27%)   1.0 (ref)  
Fired Rifle/Shotgun    < 0.001  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 404 (50%) 399 (50%)   
 6–20 times 118 (72%) 45 (28%)   
 1–5 times 161 (78%) 46 (22%)   
 Never 165 (81%) 39 (19%)   
Fired a Handgun    < 0.001  Not used in the analysis
  > 20 times 195 (47%) 220 (53%)   
 6–20 times 97 (55%) 78 (45%)   
 1–5 times 169 (66%) 87 (34%)   
 Never 380 (73%) 140 (27%)   
  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