TABLE 1

Demographics of a Nationally Representative Sample of Parents of School-Aged Youth Stratified by Support or Lack of Support for a Minimum Age for Tackling

Favor Minimum Age for Tackling
Yes (N = 623), n (%)Maybe (N = 245), n (%)No (N = 152), n (%)
Female respondent364 (58.4)145 (59.1)65 (42.5)
Age quartile, y
 <35135 (21.7)60 (24.6)19 (12.2)
 35–40.9153 (24.6)63 (25.7)37 (24.3)
 41–46.9152 (24.4)56 (23.0)45 (29.5)
 47+182 (29.3)65 (26.7)52 (34.0)
Education
 Less than high school53 (8.5)42 (17.1)19 (12.8)
 High school145 (23.2)64 (26.3)45 (29.8)
 Some college171 (27.5)70 (28.5)38 (24.7)
 Bachelor’s degree or higher254 (40.8)68 (28.0)50 (32.7)
Geographic region
 Midwest127 (20.3)54 (22.0)33 (21.5)
 Northeast92 (14.7)45 (18.4)30 (19.4)
 South236 (37.9)87 (35.7)61 (40.1)
 West168 (27.0)58 (23.9)29 (18.9)
Race
 Non-Hispanic white355 (57.0)134 (54.8)87 (57.4)
 Non-Hispanic African American73 (11.7)27 (10.9)17 (11.2)
 Non-Hispanic, 2+ races8 (1.2)2 (0.7)3 (1.7)
 Hispanic135 (21.6)65 (26.4)31 (20.1)
Presence of child age 5 y or younger191 (30.7)61 (25.1)39 (25.4)
Presence of child age 6–12 y373 (59.9)161 (65.6)79 (52.2)
Presence of child age 13–17 y302 (48.5)137 (56.2)80 (52.5)
Interest in professional football
 Not at all253 (45.5)115 (54.4)62 (45.8)
 A little bit 129 (23.2)35 (16.7)22 (16.1)
 Fairly 86 (15.5)24 (11.2)19 (14.2)
 Very157 (28.3)45 (21.4)46 (33.8)
How many youth out of 100 do you believe would sustain a concussion in 1 season of high school football?
 <1090 (14.7)55 (23.5)30 (20.4)
 10–<25179 (29.2)75 (31.6)53 (36.1)
 25–<50174 (28.4)61 (25.8)25 (16.5)
 50+169 (27.7)45 (19.1)40 (27.0)
  • N is weighted throughout; adjustments are used to ensure the data represent the appropriate proportion of the population.