Table 2.

Parental Characteristics

VariablesFirearm OwnersNonfirearm OwnersP Value
n = 113(%)*n = 287(%)*
Gender.003
 Mother84(74)215(86)
 Father28(25)31(12)
 Both parents1(1)5(2)
Maternal age.016
 <30 y24(22)91(35)
 ≥30 y83(78)167(65)
Paternal age.097
 <30 y18(18)53(27)
 ≥30 y81(82)144(73)
Ethnicity<.001
 White78(73)95(37)
 Black27(25)144(56)
 Other2(2)18(7)
Marital status<.001
 Single13(12)106(39)
 Married98(88)169(61)
Maternal education.021
 ≤HS34(31)119(44)
 >HS75(69)151(56)
Paternal education.27
 ≤HS36(34)89(40)
 >HS70(66)132(60)
  • * Column percentage.

  • Exact mid-P 2-tailed P value.