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Table 1 1-year and 5-year divestment by personal and area-level characteristics at time of first handgun acquisition

From: Patterns of handgun divestment among handgun owners in California

  N % Proportion divesting by 1 year, % (95% CI) Proportion divesting by 5 years, % (95% CI)
Overall 626,756   1.6 (1.5, 1.6) 4.5 (4.5, 4.6)
Sex*     
Male 492,234 78.5 1.5 (1.4, 1.5) 4.3 (4.3, 4.4)
Female 133,577 21.3 1.9 (1.8, 2.0) 5.3 (5.1, 5.4)
Racial or ethnic group     
Non-Hispanic White 470,686 75.1 1.4 (1.4, 1.5) 4.1 (4.0, 4.2)
Hispanic 98,082 15.6 2.0 (1.9, 2.1) 6.1 (5.9, 6.3)
Asian 27,866 4.4 1.9 (1.7, 2.1) 5.2 (4.8, 5.5)
Non-Hispanic Black 26,017 4.2 2.1 (1.9, 2.3) 5.9 (5.5, 6.3)
Other 991 0.2 1.8 (0.9, 2.6) 6.5 (4.5, 8.5)
Age, years     
21–34 254,451 40.6 2.0 (1.9, 2.0) 6.0 (5.9, 6.1)
35–49 171,364 27.3 1.4 (1.3, 1.4) 4.0 (3.9, 4.1)
50–64 148,987 23.8 1.2 (1.1, 1.2) 3.1 (3.0, 3.2)
65 +  51,954 8.3 1.4 (1.3, 1.5) 3.5 (3.3, 3.7)
Area socioeconomic status     
Quartile 1 156,690 25.0 1.9 (1.8, 1.9) 5.5 (5.4, 5.7)
Quartile 2 156,688 25.0 1.5 (1.4, 1.6) 4.6 (4.4, 4.7)
Quartile 3 156,700 25.0 1.4 (1.3, 1.5) 4.2 (4.1, 4.3)
Quartile 4 156,678 25.0 1.5 (1.4, 1.5) 3.9 (3.8, 4.1)
County total violent crime rate     
Quartile 1 157,113 25.1 1.5 (1.5, 1.6) 4.3 (4.2, 4.5)
Quartile 2 156,471 25.0 1.5 (1.4, 1.5) 4.4 (4.2, 4.5)
Quartile 3 157,415 25.1 1.6 (1.6, 1.7) 4.8 (4.7, 4.9)
Quartile 4 155,757 24.9 1.6 (1.6, 1.7) 4.6 (4.5, 4.8)
County total property crime rate     
Quartile 1 160,204 25.6 1.4 (1.4, 1.5) 4.3 (4.1, 4.4)
Quartile 2 154,771 24.7 1.6 (1.6, 1.7) 4.5 (4.4, 4.7)
Quartile 3 155,964 24.9 1.6 (1.5, 1.7) 4.6 (4.5, 4.7)
Quartile 4 155,817 24.9 2.6 (2.5, 2.7) 4.7 (4.6, 4.8)
Urbanicity*     
Urban core 517,704 82.6 1.6 (1.6, 1.6) 4.6 (4.6, 4.7)
Suburban 73,899 11.8 1.3 (1.3, 1.4) 4.0 (3.8, 4.2)
Large rural town 20,263 3.2 1.6 (1.4, 1.7) 4.4 (4.1, 4.8)
Small town isolated rural 14,888 2.4 1.1 (0.9, 1.3) 3.5 (3.1, 3.9)
  1. *There are 945, 3114, and 2 individuals with unknown sex, race/ethnicity, or urbanicity, respectively