TABLE 2

Demographics of Parent Respondents Living in Households With Firearms, Comparing Households With Children Who Have Versus Do Not Have a History of Self-Harm Risk Factors

Gun Household; Child Has a History of Mental Health Conditions or ADHD (n = 52), % (95% CI)Gun Household; Child Does Not Have a History of Mental Health Conditions or ADHD (n = 411), % (95% CI)
Sex of respondent
 Male36.8 (23.7–52.1)44.2 (38.6–49.9)
 Female63.3 (47.9–76.3)55.8 (50.1–61.4)
Age of respondent, y
 18–2910.1 (3.3–26.9)19.7 (14.8–25.7)
 30–4465.4 (50.1–78.0)59.7 (53.9–65.4)
 45–5919.0 (10.9–30.9)18.7 (15.1–22.9)
 ≥605.6 (2.0–14.8)1.9 (1.1–3.3)
Region
 Northeast9.0 (3.9–19.5)10.6 (7.8–14.2)
 Midwest18.8 (10.0–32.3)28.6 (23.8–34.0)
 South57.2 (41.7–71.4)39.2 (33.5–45.1)
 West15.0 (7.0–29.2)21.7 (17.4–26.6)
Urbanicity
 Urban11.8 (5.2–24.7)14.0 (10.5–18.4)
 Suburban64.6 (49.0–77.6)52.9 (47.1–58.6)
 Rural23.6 (13.4–38.3)33.1 (28.1–38.6)
Ethnicity
 White (Non-Hispanic)83.5 (61.2–94.2)79.4 (73.2–84.4)
 Non-white16.5 (5.8–38.8)20.6 (15.6–26.8)
Income, $
 <75,00033.3 (21.1–48.3)43.4 (37.8–49.2)
 ≥75,00066.7 (51.7–78.9)56.6 (50.8–62.2)
Education
 <125.3 (1.5–17.1)4.7 (2.7–8.1)
 High school graduate23.0 (12.8–37.9)21.8 (16.9–27.6)
 >High school71.7 (56.4–83.2)73.5 (67.5–78.7)
No. adults in household
 15.4 (1.5–17.1)3.1 (1.8–5.2)
 265.0 (47.3–79.4)78.3 (72.8–83.0)
 ≥329.7 (16.0–48.2)18.6 (14.2–24.1)
No. children in household
 127.9 (16.7–42.8)39.7 (34.3–45.3)
 236.3 (23.3–51.6)41.3 (35.6–47.3)
 318.4 (9.6–32.5)12.4 (9.2–16.5)
 ≥417.4 (6.2–40.2)6.6 (4.3–10.0)
Age of children, y
 0–57.0 (2.3–19.0)36.1 (30.5–42.1)
 6–12 (none younger)36.3 (21.7–54.0)30.8 (25.9–36.1)
 13–17 (none younger)56.8 (40.2–71.9)33.2 (28.1–38.6)
Marital status
 Married85.4 (72.7–92.7)86.2 (81.2–90.1)
 Live with partner4.8 (1.4–14.9)8.4 (5.5–12.5)
 Other9.9 (4.2–21.6)5.4 (3.0–9.5)
Distribution of self-harm risk factors in households with guns
 Depression1.9 (1.0–4.0)
 Mental health condition other than depression2.0 (1.0–4.0)
 ADHD9.4 (6.7–13.1)
Gun-related characteristics (reported by respondents who personally owned firearms)
n = 37n = 251
Average No. guns owned3.6 ± 0.64.6 ± 0.5
Distribution of guns owned
 1 gun39.2 (24.1–56.6)28.1 (22.2–34.8)
 2 guns15.2 (6.2–32.7)23.1 (17.7–29.5)
 ≥3 guns45.7 (29.7–62.7)48.8 (42.0–55.6)
Gun storage (mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive categories)
 Loaded and unlocked11.6 (4.3–27.6)20.3 (15.3–26.4)
 Loaded and locked and/or unloaded and unlocked53.5 (36.0–70.3)48.0 (41.2–54.8)
 Locked and unloaded34.9 (20.2–53.2)31.8 (25.9–38.3)
Gun storage, broad overlapping categories
 Any unlocked38.0 (23.4–55.2)47.8 (41.1–54.7)
 Any locked62.0 (44.8–76.6)52.2 (45.3–58.9)
 Any unloaded58.7 (41.2–74.3)57.9 (41.2–74.3)
 Any loaded41.3 (25.7–58.8)42.1 (35.5–49.0)
  • —, not applicable.